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August 1920


Am J Dis Child. 1920;20(2):115-118. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1920.01910260041005

In a previous communication1 I drew attention to certain fundamental principles with reference to the care of the health of school children, and pointed out lines for further extension of health supervision. It was stated that "there must be a general recognition of the importance of health and a realization among the school authorities that the health of children is as important as scholarship," and that there was "special need in securing the cooperation of parents in protecting the health of their children." I also presented a table of the distribution of the boy's time during school hours between study, activity and inactivity. I am convinced by a further use of the table that it gives a correct distribution of the boy's school time. It became obvious, however, in the application of this table to the individual child, that no satisfactory plan for the boy could be made without

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