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December 27, 1919

The Health of the Teacher.

JAMA. 1919;73(26):1957. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610520047034

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Abstract

According to the notice on the cover, this book discusses every question of hygiene associated with the teaching life "in a clear, practical way by a recognized authority." One of the four reasons given in his preface for the preparation of the book is that "such books as have appeared for adult teachers have not been written by men with medical training and experience, but by teachers of hygiene who have considered the subject pedagogically rather than medically." The author also states that the book is the outgrowth of early studies in physiology and hygiene and medical training followed by thirty years of educational experience.

While not a graduate of a medical school, the author has apparently read widely along medical lines. The book is a queer mixture of practical advice and common sense with sweeping generalizations and unwarranted statements on pathologic and hygienic questions. Evidently the author has been

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