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January 1965

Health and the School Child.

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Edited by Elmer W. Weber, EdD. Price, $10.50. Pp 385. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1964.

Am J Dis Child. 1965;109(1):96-97. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1965.02090020098017

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This book is a compilation of discussions by 20 authors (mostly physicians) of a variety of topics that relate, with differing degrees of directness, to health of school children. As is often true of books with multiple authorship, there not only is unevenness in writing style and in depth of discussion of subject matter, but there is fragmentary rather than comprehensive development of the subject which is the title of the book. The material presented in the various chapters does not seem consistently directed towards any given group, eg, physicians, nurses, administrators, teachers, etc. For example, a chapter "The Skin," is a 20-page development, in a style suitable for graduate nurses, of topics such as the epidermis (nails, hair, glands of the skin), dermis, subcutaneous tissue, vitamin deficiencies, sunlight exposure, general skin care, and specific disease entities (acne vulgaris, bacterial infections, contact dermatitis, urticaria, tinea capitis, alopecia areata, verrucae, psoriasis

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