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November 7, 1959

Youth and Fitness: A Program for Secondary Schools

JAMA. 1959;171(10):1436. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010280160037

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This report of a conference sponsored by the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation includes the keynote address by Shane MacCarthy, executive director of the President's Council on Youth Fitness, and a speech by Wayne O. Reed, deputy commissioner of the U. S. Office of Education. There are special groups of recommendations in relation to health education, physical education, boys athletics, girls physical activity program, recreation in general, and out-door education. Other contributions were "The Social and Economic Setting for American Education" by Marion Clawson of the Ford Foundation; "Advances in Health and Medical Sciences" by Aims C. McGuinness, M.D., assistant to the secretary of the U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare; "The Growth and Development of Today's Adolescent" by Prof. John J. Kurtz of the University of Maryland; and "The Role of the American Secondary School" by Paul E. Elicker, executive secretary of the National

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