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May 13, 1950

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JAMA. 1950;143(2):186. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910370036015

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Abstract

State Legislation 

Massachusetts 

Bills Introduced.—  H. 2446, to amend the law relating to physical examinations of school children, proposes to require the board of health in certain communities to cause all school children to be examined periodically for defects in sight or hearing and other defects which might prevent them from receiving the full benefit of their school work. Children who hold a certification from a practicing physician to the effect that all the requirements of the department of education and the department of public health have been complied with may be excused from this examination. Also to be excused from the examination would be any child presenting a written request from his parents that they desire the examination not to be made on religious grounds. The tests of sight and hearing would be made by teachers under directions prescribed by the department of public health. H. 2462 proposes the

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