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May 25, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(4):461-465. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980040101020

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HEALTH IN SCHOOLS  How can educators cooperate to encourage wide-spread immunization against poliomyelitis? What is the viewpoint of representative physicians on competitive athletics in grade schools? How do the nation's no. 1 teachers' and physicians' organizations feel about health education and physical education programs in all schools—from elementary grade level through college? These questions have been answered definitively and with official tone within the text of a dozen resolutions adopted recently by one of the oldest interprofessional organizations in America. It has the long-breath title of Joint Committee on Health Problems in Education of the National Education Association and American Medical Association. The group has been functioning continuously for 46 years—developing effective liaison, helping formulate policy, publishing appropriate materials, and serving as a board of review on matters related to health in our nation's schools.The five physician members, nominated by the A. M. A. Board of Trustees, all have

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