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May 4, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(1):52. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980010054012

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Since the "Summer Round-up" of children started in 1925, the National Congress of Parents and Teachers (P. T. A.) has continually expanded its health interests. When, recently, further expansion was indicated, the National Congress turned again to the medical and allied professions for advice, as it had done in working out plans for the Summer Round-up. On January 21, 1956, 20 organizations and government agencies concerned with child health sent representatives to a conference in Chicago, for discussion of "The Periodic Health Appraisal for Children from Birth Through High School." Special emphasis was placed on ways in which the national P. T. A. and state congresses of parents and teachers might most effectively cooperate in a program of the kind proposed.

Out of this meeting came the following recommendations:

  1. That the National Congress of Parents and Teachers adopt a policy supporting and encouraging a program of continuous health supervision

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