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December 22, 1906

PARENTAL CO-OPERATION IN THE MEDICAL INSPECTION OF SCHOOLS.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(25):2097. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520250051010
Abstract

That the parents are primarily responsible for the health of the child is generally acknowledged, but hitherto they have been made to feel this responsibility only in relation to contagious diseases. The need of co-operation on the part of the parents for the success of the medical inspection of schools is well brought out by a recent writer.2 The need of care of the child's health, directly for the child's sake and indirectly for the sake of society, is now being insisted on by those who are inaugurating school inspection. The recommendations of medical inspectors are often disregarded by the parents, not because they do not care for the health of the child, but because they have relatively little faith in the school physician and are ignorant of the significance of the defects and diseases to which their attention has been called. It is evident that this phase of

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