August 21, 1954

School Health Services: A Report of the Joint Committee on Health Problems In Education of the National Education Association and the American Medical Association with the Cooperation of Contributors and Consultants.

JAMA. 1954;155(17):1541. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690350083028

This book, directed to physicians, dentists, nurses, teachers, and others concerned with the health of children of school age, suggests policies and methods to guide the development of soundly conceived school health service programs in various types and sizes of school systems. Throughout the volume emphasis is given to the need for cooperation of parents, private practitioners of medicine and dentistry, departments of health, community health agencies, and the schools in developing an effective program of health services for children of school age. This is an appropriate textbook for institutions preparing physicians, public health personnel, or teachers; it should serve an equally useful function in the in-service education of school health personnel. It contains specific recommendations and practical illustrations concerning various aspects of the school health program, including appraisal of general pupil health, visual status, and auditory acuity; dental health services; mental health services; health counseling and follow-up of health

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