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Book Reviews
July 1940

School Health Problems.

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By Drs. Laurence B. Chenoweth and Theodore K. Selkirk. Second edition. Price, $3.00. Pp. 419, with 115 illustrations. New York: F. S. Crofts and Company, 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(1):238-239. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000010247017

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Abstract

This book is a revision of the useful text published in 1937 and reviewed in this journal. It is particularly recommended for students of education and teachers in service. The compilation of materials on growth, nutrition and other factors concerned with the health of the school child makes it useful as well for nurses and other students of public health.

The revision is not extensive but brings the material up to date or improves it. There are 12 added pages on "Sanitation of the School," a brief chapter on "The Teaching of Health" and appendixes: "Quarantine Regulations" and "Reading Disability."

Public education should help to extend the medical supervision of health by the pediatrician, but to achieve this there must be more understanding of health problems by teachers and school administrators. The material discussed in this text should be useful in clearing up much of the lack of comprehension of

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