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November 1942

Solving School Health Problems.

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By Dorothy B. Nyswander, Ph.D. Price, $2.00. Pp. 363, with no illustrations. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, 1942.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(5):960-961. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010110192020

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Abstract

Here is a more penetrating analysis of what a school health program might mean than any previous publication that this reviewer has read. It establishes new social frontiers, and yet its philosophy does not conflict with either extreme of the current controversy concerning medical practice. It should meet the approval of the most rugged defenders of private practice on the one hand and on the other appeal to the advocates of more socialization of medicine. It contributes to social medicine without avoiding issues, and it certainly presents no straddling compromise. It is based on a pragmatic concept of what American medicine and education might do for children and avoids the error of attempting too much. It relies more on education than on a paternalistic government to provide medical service. But education is not emphasized as an excuse for neglect of the needs of those who cannot or do not care

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