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MEDICAL INSPECTION OF OPEN AIR SCHOOLS

JOHN AIKMAN, M.D.
JAMA. 1915;LXIV(9):731-733. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570350025007.
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Since the introduction, in 1908, of open air schools into the educational system of America, the number of these schools has increased at a surprising rate. To-day every city has an open air school, and the general plan is well known to all.

It is not the object of this paper to deal with the whole subject of this type of school, but with a feature which, up to this time, has received little comment.

As these institutions differ in many ways from the ordinary school, so also does the medical inspection present different problems.

The Edward Mott Moore Open Air School of this city was among the first to be opened in America, and we have been able in the past six years to try out various plans for medical inspection. After many experiments we have developed a system that is meeting requirements. As many physicians have been and

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