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SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICE IN NEW YORK STATE

By William A. Howe

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That normal wisdom is the result of normal health, physical and mental, is the basic principle of the program of health education in the schools of New York State as here outlined. The aim of course is the formation and development by children of automatic good-health habits, as well as the stimulation of normal play. The program provides for giving school credit for health improvement as well as for mental progress. Emphasis is laid upon the need of adequately trained teachers of physical education; the education of the community to assume its own responsibility for efficient administration; and the stimulation of executives and legislators to grant necessary appropriations

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