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November 16, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(20):1680. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530200038009

The growing interest in the study and discussion of educational problems is illustrated well by the recent formation of sections devoted to educational science by both the British and American Associations for the Advancement of Science. In the presidential address before the Educational Science Section of the British Association last summer Magnus1 points out that much is still lacking before we can speak of a real educational science. We have not yet collected and systematized a sufficient body of facts to furnish data for comparisons and final conclusions for future guidance. Assuming this to be true, what can medical men as such do to promote the upbuilding of a true educational science? Now physicians are especially interested in the medical inspection of schools and school children. Practically every large city in this country now has some form of medical school inspection and the work is being extended in various

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