December 6, 1958

Fit to Teach: Yearbook on Teacher Health

JAMA. 1958;168(14):1951-1952. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000140113034

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Twenty years have elasped since the first edition of this book appeared. This new edition has been completely rewritten jointly by a group of experts in health education and although the emphasis throughout is on physical and mental health in teachers, most of what is said is applicable to fitness in general. The book was written as a practical guide for teachers, school administrators, and all others concerned with the health of teachers. Although the mental, emotional, social, and physical aspects of the subject are sometimes discussed separately, their interrelationship is constantly stressed. Each chapter has a bibliography and those chapters that readily lend themselves to summary have one. The major subjects discussed include (1) the task of the teacher, (2) resources for health protection and promotion, (3) health problems, (4) the teacher's health and the pupil, (5) school organization and teacher health, ( 6) administrative responsibilities for teacher health, (7)

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