Book Reviews
July 1924

Medical and Sanitary Inspection of Schools

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By S. W. Newmayer, A.B., M.D. Price $4.00. Pp. 462. Philadelphia, Lea & Febiger, 1924.

Am J Dis Child. 1924;28(1):121. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.04120190124016

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This is a very timely book on a subject which is most interesting not only to the school physician but also to the general practitioner, and especially to the pediatrician. It is very comprehensive in its scope, touching on many subjects which are not familiar to the average physician.

The work begins with a somewhat general statement on the need of medical supervision, the duties of medical inspectors, nurses, etc., together with samples of records and the methods by which they are kept. This chapter also includes the question of the cooperation of teachers and principals together with the teaching of hygiene, and the inspection of teachers and janitors. We have always regarded this last subject a much neglected phase of school inspection.

The second part has to do with school buildings and grounds, is very complete and well illustrated. It not only has to do with city schools, but

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