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June 5, 1954


Author Affiliations


Consultants, Health and Fitness Division, Bureau of Health Education.

JAMA. 1954;155(6):598-600. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.73690240013031

SCHOOL HEALTH AS A STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION ACTIVITY  The nature of the relationships of local medical societies to other community groups concerned with child health is determined largely by the leadership that state medical associations provide. Practicing physicians initiate these community relationships and determine policies concerning them, but it is the medical society staff that must perform the many administrative duties that make these policies effective. Continuity is essential to effective long-term action by the profession in the community.The school health program is of great importance to physicians and their medical societies because it reaches all of the future citizens of the community during the formative years of their lives. Its success depends on cooperative relationships among practicing physicians and dentists, the several professions in public health and education, voluntary health agencies, and the organizations representing parents of school-age children. Practicing physicians and their medical societies have provided effective

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