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February 17, 1951


JAMA. 1951;145(7):489-490. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920250041014

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A survey conducted by the Bureau of Health Education of the American Medical Association indicates a level of interest, understanding and participation in school health programs on the part of medical societies that is most gratifying. A report, "Physician Participation in School Health Services," will soon be sent to the state medical associations and to more than 1,000 local medical societies that returned the questionnaire on which it was based.

One third of the medical societies replying have a school health committee. One quarter of the communities have school health councils, nine tenths of which include medical society representation. School physicians, chiefly part time, are reported by slightly more than half of the medical societies. There is little difference in the proportion of school children examined by family physicians and school physicians, and established methods of referring children to a physician through their families are reported for 80 per cent

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