July 1951

Epidemics in Schools: An Analysis of the Data Collected During the Years 1935 to 1939.

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By E. A. Cheeseman. Price, 3 shillings. Pp. 96, with 60 tables. His Majesty's Stationery Office, York House, Kingsway, London, W.C. 2, England, 1950.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(1):109. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040116016

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This monograph is a statistical study of the incidence of infections in school children in Britain. It represents a five year period. The conclusions bear out impressions with which most are familiar regarding the incidence of infections of the upper respiratory tract in school children. For example, the late winter and early spring were times of highest incidence. The studies were carried on in boarding schools, where the observation could be closer than in day schools.

This report should be valuable to any one interested in the use of statistical methods. The tables and graphs are numerous and illustrate clearly the information discussed.

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