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CLEVELAND EDUCATION SURVEY

HEALTH WORK IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

LEONARD P. AYRES AND MAY AYRES

[Illustration: CFS]

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE OF THE CLEVELAND FOUNDATION CLEVELAND · OHIO

1915

COPYRIGHT, 1915, BY

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE OF THE CLEVELAND FOUNDATION

WM·F. FELL CO·PRINTERS PHILADELPHIA

THE SURVEY COMMITTEE OF THE CLEVELAND FOUNDATION

Charles E. Adams, Chairman Thomas G. Fitzsimons Myrta L. Jones Bascom Little Victor W. Sincere

Arthur D. Baldwin, Secretary James R. Garfield, Counsel Allen T. Burns, Director

THE EDUCATIONAL SURVEY Leonard P. Ayres, Director

[Illustration: Team work between physician and nurse in Cleveland.]

FOREWORD

This report on "Health Work in the Public Schools" is one of the 25 sections of the report of the Educational Survey of Cleveland conducted by the Survey Committee of the Cleveland Foundation in 1915. Twenty three of these sections will be published as separate monographs. In addition there will be a larger volume giving a summary of the findings and recommendations relating to the regular work of the public schools, and a second similar volume giving the summary of those sections relating to industrial education. Copies of all these publications may be obtained from the Cleveland Foundation. They may also be obtained from the Division of Education of the Russell Sage Foundation, New York City. A complete list will be found in the back of this volume, together with prices.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PAGE Foreword 5 List of Illustrations and Diagrams 9 The Argument for Medical Inspection 11 Health and School Progress 13 Examinations for Physical Defects 14 Objections to Medical Inspection 16 How the Work Started 18 The Present System 20 The School Nurse 21 Cleveland's Dispensaries 24 Dental Clinics 28 Eye Clinics 30 Co operation of College for Barbers 32 The Medical Inspection Staff 32 The Plan of Concentrating Interests 34 Uniform Procedure 37 Vaccination 39 Future Development 43 Ten Types of Health Work 46 Health and Education and Business 48 Summary 54

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

FACING PAGE

Team work between physician and nurse in Cleveland. Frontispiece Tony's tonsils need attention 17 Either doctor or nurse visits every school every day 20 Cleveland's dispensaries are well equipped 25 The equipment of the Marion School dental clinic cost about $700 28 The eye clinic is advertised by its loving friends 31 Vaccinated children at Hodge School 50,000 more are unvaccinated 39 Shower baths installed in an old building in a crowded section 44

DIAGRAMS

Number of children given physical examinations each year for five school years and number found to have physical defects 26

Per cent of physical defects corrected each year for five school years 36

HEALTH WORK IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Cleveland employs 16 physicians, one oculist, and 27 nurses to take charge of the health of her school children... Continue reading book >>




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