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November 28, 1914

HEALTH SERVICES IN AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

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Staff Physician on the University of Michigan Health Service ANN ARBOR, MICH.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(22):1926-1930. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570220036010

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Abstract

The wide-spread interest in the economy of health conservation has placed this consideration of medicine on a sound basis. The means to this end are being socialized because it is of public concern. It is significant that this broad consideration of health and disease has crystallized early around our educational institutions.

In our colleges this work has assumed the form of variously organized health services. These services provide for care of individual sick students, but recognize instruction, inspection, and the preservation of health as equally important work.

GENERAL METHODS  All university health services have certain uniformity of methods since they have similar aims in view. Differences apply to peculiar local conditions and policies.A general policy is to provide easily accessible medical attention to the student, with instruction and preventive service. Medical attention is also provided for the faculty and officers in a few services.The staff usually consists of

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