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This excellent school health manual, which is equally helpful to public health and school personnel, states specifically the fundamental principles, policies and functions essential to a good school health program. It describes a program beginning with the complex postnatal influence on the preschool child and extending throughout his high school days. Qualifications of personnel, descriptions of equipment and an outline of program procedures, with particular reference to the exceptional child, are all included in this concisely written compendium.
An outline of the scope of this manual includes the following topics: school health services, school health programs, personnel qualifications, personnel functions and duties, first aid, health education, dental health, mental health, environment, services offered by the Massachusetts Department of Education and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, general laws relating to school hygiene and record forms. A form for the evaluation of school health, which could serve as a measuring device