Book Reviews
November 1933

An Evaluation of School Health Procedures.

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By Raymond Franzen. Pp. 127. New York: American Child Health Association, 1933.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;46(5_PART_I):1169. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01960050231026

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This is the fifth volume produced by the School Health Study of the American Child Health Association. The purpose of this study, which began in 1926, was to determine the effectiveness of health work in schools as disclosed in end-results detectable in the children. This volume deals with the relation of health procedures in schools to the achievement of health. The entire work has been thoroughly done and excellently presented. It is of value chiefly to the superintendent of schools, supervisor, principal, teacher and school nurse.

In chapter II is presented evidence on the knowledge that teachers have of the deficiencies in the health of their pupils. Their description of defects is compared with the objectively measured facts. The evaluation of participation by teachers in the health program is considered in chapter III. Items of procedure on whose merit opinion is divided are discussed in chapter IV. The succeeding chapters

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