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August 23, 1924

Medical and Sanitary Inspection of Schools. For the Health Officer, the Physician, the Nurse and the Teacher.

JAMA. 1924;83(8):636. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660080066034

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This is the second edition of a publication for workers in school sanitation and the medical inspection of schools. The subject matter is well covered and is presented in a concise manner, and the arrangement is good. The statistical matter seems well balanced, and the author cites enough examples to retain one's interest and not make dry reading. The chapter on administration is particularly good, especially that part relating to the method of obtaining information of employees and for improving the efficiency of the staff. The author stresses the fact that education is better than legislation for obtaining lasting results. Again, it is pointed out that the much discussed question of departmental responsibility of the board of health or the board of education can be vested in either, with good results. The author agrees, however, that the department least dependent on political activity and most successful in obtaining appropriations achieves

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