Addresses and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 37

Addresses and Proceedings of the Annual Meeting Volume 37

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...from the schools and placed under proper care, supervision, and isolation, give us an idea, at least, of the great value to the school and to the community. Take alone the seventy-seven cases of diphtheria which were sent home the first year in Boston--we can simply ask the question, How many more cases did this early separation prevent P That there has been a demand forlsomething of this sort abroad is shown from the following extracts from the Berlin letter to the Medzkal Remr/1' of date January 22, 1898: ' Public meetings were held at Berlin after a serious epidemic of measles, in which three-fourths of the scholars of the local academy suffered because the school was not closed. These meetings resulted in the passing of resolutions as follows: "Laymen and physicians demand that each school have a physician assigned to it, to have charge of the general hygiene of the building and be watchful over the health of scholars; to see to the proper heating, ventilation, cleanliness, and, if necessary, disinfection of the building; to order the closing of the school When the heat becomes excessive and in time of epidemics; furthermore, t0 examine new scholars; in short, the school physicians should protect the scholars against the dangers of school life." Altho this is not at all similar to our systems in its details, it shows that the need of something of the kind is widespread. _ Besides being a most valuable preventive measure against the foster"18 and spreading of contagious disease, medical inspection may be k9d upon as a most important factor in the education of the children and their parents on sanitary matters. Its operation also brings before the health authorities, in a very emphatic manner, several needed reforms more

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  • Paperback | 522 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 921g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123676241X
  • 9781236762412