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August 21, 1937

School Health Problems

JAMA. 1937;109(8):613. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780340069029

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Intended for "students in education, teachers in service, and others interested," the book can be heartily commended to those who will take the time to study and digest it. It is a concise and complete storehouse of the necessary facts to acquaint them with "the broad general nature of health problems in schools." The authors have not dwelt so much on detailed technics as on visualization of the problems and developing a sensible, practical approach to them. The book deals with growth, nutrition as a factor influencing growth, malnutrition, physical examinations of school children, control of communicable diseases, seeing and light, acoustics and hearing, special classes for handicapped children, tuberculosis, mental hygiene, physical education and the accident problem, and health administration. Especially helpful are the extensive lists of references, which appear to be well selected and which should make of this book an excellent starting point and introductory volume for

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