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November 20, 1937

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JAMA. 1937;109(21):1727-1729. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780470049017

NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS USE A. M. A. BROADCASTS  An interesting use of the American Medical Association and National Broadcasting Company dramatized radio health broadcasts is reported from the Board of Education of the City of New York by Dr. I. H. Goldberger, assistant director of health education. New York's junior high schools and a large number of the senior high schools will take part in a study of the value of enriching health knowledge through such broadcasts as these, sponsored by the American Medical Association and the National Broadcasting Company. The schools will be divided into two groups. Group 1 will listen to the weekly broadcasts until the end of the first semester, group 2 will not. Then both groups will be given an examination on the ground covered in the broadcasts. During the second semester the rôle of the two groups will be reversed, group 2 becoming listeners