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April 28, 1951


JAMA. 1951;145(17):1347-1348. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920350041013

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During the next 90 days, physicians will be asked to examine the annual increment of kindergarten and first grade children as part of the Summer Round-Up of the Children sponsored by the National Congress of Parents and Teachers. The Summer Round-Up has had the endorsement of the American Medical Association since its inception in 1925. The Director of the American Medical Association's Bureau of Health Education has been a member of the Parent-Teachers Association Summer Round-Up Committee for this whole period and has been largely responsible for developing present policies and standards. During the first 10 years, when the Summer Round-Up Committee had no financial resources, as many as 400,000 examination blanks per year were donated to the P. T. A. by the American Medical Association in the name of Hygeia as a contribution to the promotion of child health.

The physicians, educators and health officers who have attended the

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