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September 14, 1946

Health Education in Rural Schools and Communities

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By Nina B. Lamkin, Director, Public Health Education, State of Nebraska Department of Health. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 209. New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1946.

JAMA. 1946;132(2):115. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870370061034

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This is a constructive contribution to better appreciation of rural health problems and their more satisfactory solution. The volume is divided into five parts. In the first part the significance of health services, including dietary practices, is presented. An especially well rounded consideration of healthful living is contained in the second part, which is devoted to teaching children the basic essentials of health activities. This is expanded in part three to include the rural high school and community cooperation. Desirable preservice and inservice education as it relates to teacher health and preparation for giving health instruction is contained in part four. In part five, which presents additional general helps, there is a wealth of practical material such as special health record forms, observations made by teachers, a check list of school sanitation and a valuable consideration of tuberculosis in question and answer form. There is also a chapter showing how

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