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October 1919


Am J Dis Child. 1919;18(4):246-253. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1919.04110340021003

The health of schoolchildren has been a matter of interest to physicians and school authorities for many years. This interest has been given an added impetus as a result of the war and the general awakening to the importance of child life. Thus far the care of the health of schoolchildren has been for the most part along conventional lines. The primary effort has been directed toward the detection of physical defects and the listing of them. Notice has been sent to parents telling them of the need for treatment. In some instances treatment has been secured through the follow-up work of school nurses. Recently special school clinics, notably, dental clinics, have been established for correction of defects. This is especially true in communities where hospital facilities are inadequate. This development is a distinct advance over the work of previous years, but there is much still to be wished for

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