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August 8, 1959

The School Health Program: A Textbook for Teachers and for Other Professional Personnel in School Health

JAMA. 1959;170(15):1875. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010150119030

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Abstract

Written by a physician, with assistance from numerous educators, dentists, and public health personnel, this volume gives a good over-all view of a typical school health program.

The amount of attention given to the details of the health service program is greater than is customary in books describing the general school health program. Part 1, "The School Child: His Normal Health Status and Common Health Problems," discusses 16 areas of health interest from the point of view of both health service and health education, with emphasis on the role of the teacher, administrator, nurse, doctor, and others on the school health team. Part 2, "The School Health Program," covers the administrative organization of the school health program, including environment, services, education, and evaluation.

Each chapter is followed by a bibliography of additional sources of information and a list of materials for teachers to use in schools. The appendixes include a

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