Open-Air Schools

Open-Air Schools

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...point of view, the testimony as to the results of open-air schools is all on one side. From Germany, England and America come unqualified endorsements with scarcely a dissenting note. The report of the work in the Char-lottenburg school tells us that the physical results were decidedly satisfactory. This is proved, first, by the improved general appearance of the children, and, secondly, by the results of individual physical examinations. After a few weeks a great improvement in the general condition of the children was manifested with regard to appetite, attention, general temperament and appearance. The final medical examination at the end of three months gave the following results: Aggravated Unchanged Improved Cared Ansemia.. 1 9 11 13 (34 children) Scrofulous diseases--8 22 8 (38 children) Heart diseases--77--(14 children) Pulmonary diseases 1884 (21 children)--------Total (107 children) 2 32 48 25 The table shows that among one hundred seven cases the results of the school was a decided improvement or complete cure in seventy-three cases. To these favourable results must be added the increase in weight shown by the children. On the average this was between six and seven pounds a child, or, roughly, about one-half a pound per week. Many children increased by eight pounds, and eleven of them showed increases of between eleven and eighteen pounds. It was also shown that the children's powers of resistance had been greatly enhanced by their life in the open air, so that, although the month of October was exceptionally cold and wet, none of the children suffered from colds or similar indispositions. From a medical point of view these favourable results have been attained by the simplest means; namely, being constantly in the open air, the action...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674421
  • 9781236674425