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A yearbook on health in the schools by the American Association of School Administrators is an event worthy of the attention of all physicians who are in earnest about trends in public health and the future of medical practice. It is the administrator of the schools who wields the greatest influence in determining school policies. His influence may determine future attitudes toward health education and medical service in the community.
Fortunately, the commission appointed to prepare this statement has not assumed that the school is the sole agency responsible for the health of the people but recognizes the role of private physicians, parents, health departments and many other agencies. There is evidence in these pages of appreciation of the fundamental principles of American medicine. The authors point out too that superstition, misinformation and ignorance about health are widespread and that the school has a serious responsibility to contribute to the
Health in Schools.. Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(5):1009–1010. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010050173016