In recent years public school health service has been given new impetus. This is, in part, the result of the studies and recommendations of such interested groups as the Joint Committee on Health Problems in Education of the National Education Association and the American Medical Association,1 the Committee on School Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics2 and the School Health Policies Committee.3
Administrators of public school health services throughout the country have been encouraged by such authoritative reports to improve the school medical examination and to give closer attention to the health educational opportunities of the school health service.
The problem of communicable disease, on the other hand, although usually considered by school health committees, has not received the critical medical appraisal enjoyed by some other aspects of the health program. Procedures and policies have changed little from the time when physicians first began to visit
WHEATLEY GM. COMMUNICABLE DISEASE AND THE SCHOOL. Am J Dis Child. 1941;62(5):1052-1059. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000170146014