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Title: Mother and child
Year: 1920 (1920s)
Authors: Whipple, Guy M. Provision for the education of gifted children in the United States American Child Health Association American Child Hygiene Association National Child Health Council (U.S.). Child health in Erie County, New York
Subjects: Child health services Child welfare Children Maternal health services Mothers Child Health Services Child Welfare Maternal Health Services
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : American Child Hygiene Association
Contributing Library: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
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nd of the Picture Man, theHealth Fairy is now being soughtby Public Health groups all over thecountry, as an effective means ofappealing to children, and of stimu-lating community interest in schoolhealth work. Miss Raymond, however, enjoysa unique advantage over Cho-Choand the Picture Man, for as atrained health worker, she can giveexpert advice in the organizationof local health work, thus renderinga double service. It is significant of the trend ofpublic health work today, thathealth groups from Boston to SanFrancisco are already asking forthe Health Fairy although she only A FAIRY HEALTH TEACHER 19 made her first public appearance onApril 15 at the Pubhc HealthNurses Convention at Atlanta. In-deed as a result of the country-widecampaign for the health of schoolchildren, launched only two years ago by the Child Health Organiza-tion, the following programme isbeing actively pushed by such localgroups as Red Cross chapters, Anti-Tubercuio^is Associations andHome Demonstration Agents.
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y\ Full bath more thanonce a week- P>ru5hin^ the teeth at leastonce eveiy day- Sleeping lon^ hourswith window^6 open- Drinking as much milk as pos-sible, but no coffee or tea- Fating some vegetablesor fruit every day- Drinking at least fourglasses of water a day- Dlaying part of every dayout of doors- 20 MRS. JOHN COLLIER PROGRAMME (1) A scale in every school (2) Every childs weight rec-ord sent home on the monthly re-port card (3) Time allowed in everyschool day for the teaching ofhealth habits (4) A hot school lunch avail-able for every child (5) Teachers trained in normalschools to teach health habits This outlines the first steps forguarding the health of school chil-dren, which any school can take,and which pave the way for themore elaborate organization ofschool medical and nursing serviceand clinical service for the removalof physical defects. The chief contribution of theChild Health Organization, how-ever, lies in the creation of modernmethods of interesting children inthe
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