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September 7, 1940

School Health Problems

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By Laurence B. Chenoweth, A.B., M.D., Professor of Hygiene, University of Cincinnati, and Theodore K. Selkirk, A.B., M.D., Instructor in Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. With a Chapter on School Health Administration. By Richard Arthur Bolt, M.D., Dr.P.H., Director, Cleveland Child Health Association, Cleveland. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 419, with 115 illustrations. New York: F. S. Crofts & Co., 1940.

JAMA. 1940;115(10):883. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810360071042

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This book, in its fourth printing, deserves its wide circulation. It is a concise, adequate and comprehensive discussion of school health problems, dealing with history, the laws and factors involving growth in children, physical examination of children and its educational aspects, control of communicable diseases, light and vision, acoustics and hearing, special classes, tuberculosis in school children, mental hygiene, physical education, safety and accident problems, principles and school administration, sanitation and the teaching of health. The book gives scientific fundamentals on which various procedures are based and discusses with eminent objectivity and a due regard for all points of view the various problems which involve controversial or doubtful procedures. One need not necessarily agree with all the opinions of the authors to recognize that this book is based on a broad understanding of the subject, both from experience and from a wide familiarity with the literature. The book is so

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