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December 9, 1933


Author Affiliations

Minneapolis. Commissioner of Health; Director of School Hygiene.

JAMA. 1933;101(24):1899. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740490059029

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To the Editor:  —The question of malnutrition, undernourishment, rickets and other evidences of food deficiency has been under constant observation in Minneapolis, with reference to the child of school age, for nearly two years.In response to a questionnaire from the Surgeon General of the U. S. Public Health Service, a report was made in March, 1932, following a survey made by sixty-four school nurses and eleven school physicians. The tabulation of this survey showed that the children attending the public schools of Minneapolis showed no increase in nutritional disturbances resulting from insufficient diet, as compared with the previous two calendar years. A second survey was made in the school system through the agency of the school nurses in June, 1932, The result of this survey was similar to the one made in the early part of the year.Reports from schools where public relief families predominate tend to show

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