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JAMA. 1938;110(6):442. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790060034010.
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Since 1930 the American Medical Association has been officially represented on a committee of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers concerned with the Summer Round-Up of the Children, a project carried out to improve the health of the preschool child. This movement was originated in the early 1920's, about the time when interest in infant health had reached its peak. In the preschool years, from 1 to 5, many physical conditions or bad health habits develop which may be detrimental to the child on entering school. The approach to the problem was determined by the method then in vogue in every public health movement, the establishment of clinics. The assistance of physicians was requested and in a great many localities freely given by them, even when they could not approve of some of the methods and results which were inherent in the clinic procedure.

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