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August 24, 1918

A Handbook for School Nurses.

JAMA. 1918;71(8):684. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600340076030

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Abstract

The authors believe that no prophetic vision is required to foresee a rapidly extending field of activity for the school nurse, and think that in the near future she will be known, not as the school nurse, but as the director of school hygiene. As such, she should be charged with the responsiblity for all the health conditions of the school, ventilation, heating and lighting, and should lecture on hygiene and physiology and be general health adviser to the entire school population. They state also that if social hygiene is to be taught in the schools, the school nurse is the proper person to teach it. The book starts with a historical sketch of the subject, and then goes on to discuss at length the work of the school nurse and the medical inspection of schools. It should be of interest to parents as well as to nurses.

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