Excerpt from The Care of the School Child: A Course of Lectures Delivered Under the Auspices of the National League for Physical Education and Improvement, May to July, 1916 The need of keeping such an aim clearly and constantly before us will be evident to those who read these lectures. They will'_rea1ize how much needs to be done when they know (p. 11) that out of more than children inspected in the London County Council Schools, over were found to require treatment - ie about one-third of those inspected needed medical attention. Take one particular and most important matter of health - the teeth - ami observe that Iwhen children were inspected in 1914, as many as required a dentist's. Care (p. Caries, which one dictionary describes as ulceration of bone, is found in ini creasing prevalence in the teeth of children as they grow older. At the age of three the per centage of dental caries was high, as much as 46 per cent. But at sixteen the percentage had ris-ento 871 (pp. 95, Read what we are told in these lectures about the eye, and the ear, the nose and the tonsils, and the need for con tinned and vigilant care of growing children will be evident. We shall learn how we often blunder in our school methods because we fail to take a true and comprehensive view of child welfare.
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