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August 31, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(9):584-585. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470350040012

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A year ago the Chicago Board of Education, on the instigation of Dr. W. S. Christopher, a member of the Board at the time, adopted the plan of requiring all candidates for entrance to the Chicago Normal School, maintained by that Board, to pass a physical examination at the hands of a board of medical examiners, appointed and paid by the Board. As a result of one year's trial it is asserted by those who are in a position to know, that the physical improvement among the candidates is noticeable and fully bears out the claims made by those who proposed the innovation. As one of the examining physicians puts it: "It shows that in one short year the effect of the plan has been to arouse the young women to the necessity of care for their health. Knowing that this examination was coming, these girls have taken care of

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