The term "health education" has been used to cover all conditions and activities influencing the health of the school child. In this sense it includes the school health service but since, in the subject assigned, I have both "health education" and "health service," it must have been the intention of the program makers to limit the former expression to health instruction. The title might then be reworded to read "The Health Service from an Educational or Informational Point of View."
The teacher and the physician or, to be more exact, a few teachers and a few physicians, have always been mutually interested in the welfare of the school child. The first book on hygiene intended for the use of students was written 350 years ago by a physician who was also a teacher. A hundred years ago Horace Mann, an educator, was the leading agent in efforts to improve schoolroom
ROGERS JF. HEALTH EDUCATION AND HEALTH SERVICES IN SCHOOLSFROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE EDUCATOR. JAMA. 1937;109(11):842–845. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780370008005
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