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November 23, 1901

SCHOOL MEDICAL INSPECTION IN CHICAGO.

Author Affiliations
MEDICAL INSPECTOR SUB-DISTRICT 37. CHICAGO.
JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(21):1385-1387. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470470027001g

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Abstract

That school medical inspection is at last receiving the merited attention of enlightened school boards and health officers in our larger cities argues well for its future, and adds additional luster to the fame of these medical pioneers who first introduced and championed its cause in humanity's interests. This great aid to prophylaxis was foreshadowed in those admirable German laws which went into effect July 14, 1884, by the adoption of the Prussian Circular to the Royal Governors of Provinces, which concerns the closing of schools in the event of the occurrence of infectious diseases. The diseases and the laws pertaining to them are classified as follows:

  1. —a. Cholera, dysentery, measles, rubella, scarlet fever, diphtheria, smallpox, typus, relapsing fever, cerebrospinal meningitis; b, typhoid fever, contagious inflammation of the eyes, itch and pertussis (while spasmodic).

  2. Children suffering from these diseases are to be excluded from school.

  3. Healthy children living in same

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