Book Reviews
May 1947

The Health of the School Child.

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By Gertrude E. Cromwell, R.N., M.S. Price $2.50. Pp. 256, with 46 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1946.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;73(5):641. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02020400112016

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While this book is planned for nurses, it should be of interest to pediatricians because of the large part played by nurses in school health services. It not only gives a good interpretation of what a school health program is and the principles involved but offers valuable suggestions to the school nurse.

It stresses the philosophy that "the schools can do a better job in health education than they are now doing, but if they are to do this work well, it will have to be as health education and child protection and not by actually supplying health services which the community should provide." With this point of view the whole program is considered to indicate how the nurse functions, the problems she faces and her relation to the responsibilities of teachers, principals, parents, physicians and many others who serve children. Appropriate emphasis is given to using the findings of

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