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August 24, 1940

Teaching Wholesome Living in the Elementary School

JAMA. 1940;115(8):641. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810340069049

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This is an excellent text and reference book intended for principals but most particularly for teachers who are concerned with the teaching of health. The book deals with the problem of making wholesome living not a single subject but "an emphasis in education upon a way of living." The author has shown that concern for health came into the school as an adjunct to the business of learning. With scientific advancement came changes in ventilation and lighting. These were found to increase school efficiency. Further observation showed that it was not a part of the child that was involved but that the whole child was to be considered and that physical growth and development must also be considered by the school and not the home alone. Part one of the book deals with the principles of growth and their application to child care. Part two deals with the curriculum and

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