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October 5, 1946

The Health of the School Child

JAMA. 1946;132(5):310. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870400058032

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Written primarily as a guide for the school nurse, this volume will be of equal interest and assistance to administrators, teachers and physicians because it presents the overall problems so completely and accurately and at the same time offers sound recommendations for action. It corrects effectively the misconception that so often arises that the school nurse operates exclusively in her little sphere and has no concern with other parts of the school system. The author emphasizes repeatedly the various ways in which child health work can be made a living, progressive program and not simply a "quick once over" at stated intervals, data from which are consigned to oblivion. This is especially well demonstrated in the chapter on use of the findings of the school medical appraisal, which deals extensively with acceptable printed forms. Handling of the communicable disease problem, another subject which is not well understood by many with

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