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March 8, 1952

Health In Schools

JAMA. 1952;148(10):875. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930100093032

As is suggested in the foreword, this volume is an important companion piece for "Health Education," in which the N. E. A. also has a part, not only because it provides necessary information for school administration but also because it completely orients administrators to school health matters that might otherwise remain exclusively at the teaching level. The special commission responsible for this extensively revised edition is composed of top flight workers in education and health education, who had the assistance of other highly qualified persons from related fields, such as physical education and dentistry. The result is a volume that provides background and recommendations that the administrator can put to practical, profitable use.

Proceeding from the general to the specific, the volume considers the overall problem in two preliminary chapters and then gives detailed attention to major topics, including school environment, mental health, physical education, health appraisal and counseling, communicable

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