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Book Reviews
February 1932

Health Protection for the Preschool Child.

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By George T. Palmer, Dr. P.H.; Mahew Derryberry, and Philip Van Ingen, M.D. Price, $2.50. Pp. 275, with 44 tables and 57 charts. New York: The Century Company, 1931.

Am J Dis Child. 1932;43(2):526-527. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950020258030

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Abstract

This volume sets forth the results of the most extensive survey of its kind ever attempted and provides for the first time a national index of the extent to which we are protecting the health of our children during the very important period between birth and the sixth year of life.

The painstaking accuracy with which these studies were planned and carried through should provide a standard for future surveys.

The results are most illuminating and stress a point that the Section on Medical Service emphasized at its final session at the White House Conference in February, 1931, that one of our first important jobs in protecting the health of our children is to secure a wider application of well known procedures.

We read in the report, for instance, that the highest percentage of preschool children that have been immunized against diphtheria in any city in the United States is

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