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October 2, 1943

Health and Physical Fitness

JAMA. 1943;123(5):315. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840400063024

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This book by two authors experienced in health education is designed specifically to contribute to the training in health and physical fitness of the high school Victory Corps and in general for high school health education programs. It follows a conventional organization of such textbooks but is exceptionally rich in well conceived illustrations used in the modern manner, including bleedoff, montage, diagrammatic section and partial section technics. Each unit has a challenging set of questions under the title "What Would You Think, Say, or Do If—" and under each of these titles such challenging questions as "A 4 year old child of your acquaintance lost a tooth and his mother said `It doesn't matter; he'll get another to take its place'?" There are also matching tests, true-false selections, completion tests, extensive suggestions for further study and discussion, and a list of scientific words of which to learn the meaning. Each

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