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The first international congress of fresh air schools was held in Paris in June, 1922. In addition to those from France and its colonies there were delegates from Belgium, Holland, Poland and Luxemburg. This international congress is an outgrowth of the French League for Fresh Air Education, founded in 1906. The outstanding feature of the report is the classification of fresh air schools adopted by formal vote of the congress. It was: (1) fresh air classes; (2) fresh air day schools; (3) fresh air boarding schools, and (4) preventoriums. The first, classe aérée, is called the open window school in this country. The definition of a preventorium is that used by the National Tuberculosis Society in this country, except that it enters somewhat more into detail. Some of the resolutions passed by the congress were in effect as follows: Some part of all funds for education should be spent for
Premier Congrès international des écoles en plein air, en la Faculté de médecine de Paris. JAMA. 1925;84(25):1943–1944. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660510059034
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