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February 13, 1909

Unsere Mittelschueler zu Hause. Schulhygienische Studie Nach Erhebungen an Münchener Mittelschulen, veranstaltet durch die Schulkommission des Aerzlichen Vereins München.

JAMA. 1909;LII(7):584. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540330066023

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This volume, the outcome of an investigation instituted by the School Commitee of the Munich Medical Society, takes up in detail the various influences which bear on the pupils of the gymnasia and female seminaries of Munich out of school hours. The first part, by Grassmann, is devoted to the consideration of the classical gymnasia, five of which were investigated. The time for sleep is one of the most important matters into which inquiry was made. The conclusion is that the hours for sleep are sufficient on the average, but that no considerable increase in the demands of the schools could be made without encroaching unduly on the hours for sleep. School work at home is found to be far in excess of that provided by the educational regulations. This increases as the pupil advances in his classes and there is found to be a dangerous tendency, either to push

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