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November 2, 1895

School Books on Physiology and Hygiene.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(18):776. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430440044012

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Hartford, Conn., October, 1895.

To the Editor:  —We inclose the following report, which at this time has considerable medical interest in many sections of the country. During the past few years laws have been passed in Congress, and the Legislatures of forty-one different States, requiring instruction in the public school on physiology, hygiene and the effects of spirits and narcotics on the human body. A large number of school books have been prepared to meet this requirement, nearly all of which have been compiled and edited by medical men, many of whom are eminent in the profession.Many of these works have been assailed in the daily press and denounced as containing errors, but the criticism so far has been limited to mere statements. The authors of these works have invited from the medical profession the most critical examination and inquiry concerning the accuracy of the facts stated.This report

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