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August 11, 1956

Health Observation of School Children: A Guide for Helping Teachers and Others to Observe and Understand the School Child in Health and Illness

JAMA. 1956;161(15):1516. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970150084030

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This extensively revised edition follows the general format of the earlier book. The principal body systems and diseases that prevent their normal operation are described in sufficient detail to permit the teacher, to whom the volume is primarily directed, to benefit from it, both as a resource volume for general health education and as an aid in health evaluation of pupils. The terminology used in the book is accurate but not too technical in nature. Probably many parents with average education would find much of the discussion of interest and value. An attractive feature is the inclusion of colored plates showing the teacher how much can be noted as the result of careful observation of individual pupils. The book has an adequate number of drawings of the principal body systems. There are also informative charts. At the end of each chapter, questions are posed to test appreciation of the facts

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