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December 25, 1926

POPULARIZING HEALTH THROUGH SCHOOL CHILDREN

JAMA. 1926;87(26):2178. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680260046027

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In an article published recently in the American Journal of Public Health, Dr. Haven Emerson states that "the gain in the health of adults during the past few years is due to the fact that they share in the benefits of health services planned largely for children." In my experience, this statement is substantially true. Efforts to safeguard child health through methods such as are employed in the health curriculum of the New York City public schools have stimulated parents to emulate their own children in matters of good health. Permit me to cite one or two health services, planned for school children, that have resulted in the improvement of their health and have gained the active cooperation of parents.For the last seven years, the Board of Education of the City of New York has set aside one school day, officially designated as School Health Day,

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