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May 3, 1902

SCHOOLS IN THEIR EFFECTS ON THE HEALTH OF GROWING GIRLS.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(18):1162. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480180040003
Abstract

To the physician with a family practice, especially in the town or city, the effects of school life upon the health of girls is always a subject of great interest. Every year he is called on to combat the evil results of too much study and too little recreation. In children under nine or ten years of age, boys and girls have about equal endurance and there is no reason for employing different methods in their education. There is but little danger of overstudy at this time and the children usually exercise freely out of doors and obtain sufficient sleep. From about the tenth year, with the beginning of puberty, until development is complete at perhaps the eighteenth to the twentieth year, boys and girls should be dealt with educationally on quite different plans. During this period when the girl is finishing grammar school and is in high school,

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