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September 15, 1956

School Health Practice

JAMA. 1956;162(3):257. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970200105024

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This book was written to provide the what, how, and why of the functional school health program. It is intended to serve as a textbook for student teachers and as a reference for teachers in practice. Its principal sections include a description of the school-age child, including his appearance in health and illness and his physical and emotional development; a discussion of the organization of the school health program; and detailed descriptions of the three major aspects of a school health program— health services, health instruction, and healthful school living. This book is well organized and has an index and an appendix that contain such useful information as resources for health instruction, record and report forms, and means for evaluating a school health program. Unfortunately, the book was prepared without medical or dental consultation. In many places medical terminology is used inaccurately. The suggested relation between educators and physicians does

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