Rural School Sanitation: Including Physical and Mental Status of School Children in Porter County, Indiana

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1916 - Rural schools - 127 pages
 

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Page 112 - ... years; eight and nine years of age, two and three years; ten and eleven years of age, three and four years; fourteen and fifteen years of age, five years; and sixteen to seventeen years of age who were retarded six years mentally. The average retardation of these children in school work, as graded by teachers, was 1.28 years for girls and 1.5 years for boys. In other words, the total retardation in school work amounted to 268.27 school years. Furthermore, intensive studies were made of the physical...
Page 50 - ... the square root of the quotient will be the diameter of the pump plunger in inches (allowing 5 per cent.
Page 99 - Of the 1,087 girls and 1,098 boys examined in the rural schools, 93 of the former and 100 of the latter were below the average mentally, or 8.7 per cent of the whole number. The total number needing specialized instruction was 214, or 9.3 per cent. Seven girls, or 0.6 per cent, were retarded in such degree that their mental development at adult life would not be...
Page 81 - The belief is quite common that a greater number of rural school children suffer from physical defects than is the case in cities, because of the greater medical facilities enjoyed by the latter. When compared with the reports of inspections made in urban communities, the results of this survey do not confirm this belief. The fact remains, however, that an undue number of the children in rural schools are found suffering from the results of the misuse of the special senses and from diseases of these...
Page 89 - ... between the teeth. 4. A simple tooth powder, or a little soap, and some precipitated chalk taken up on the brush may be used if the teeth are dirty or stained. 5. It is a good practice to rinse the mouth out after every meal. 6. All rough usage of the teeth, such as cracking nuts, biting thread, etc., should be avoided, but the proper use of the teeth in chewing is good for them. When decay occurs it should be attended to long before any pain results. It is stopping of a small cavity that is...
Page 89 - A small tooth brush, with stiff bristles, should be used, brushing up and down and across, and inside and outside, and in between the teeth. 4. A simple tooth powder or a...
Page 9 - On the basis of the results obtained recommendations were made to the health and school authorities of Porter County. It is believed that many of these are of general applicability, and they are, therefore, included in the following report of the results obtained in this investigation.
Page 85 - ... per cent of the boys and 26.3 per cent of the girls having defective hearing had some impairment of the drum.
Page 126 - July 10, 1914. 126 211. School Hygiene. A report of a sanitary survey of schools and of medical inspection of school children in certain sections of North and South Carolina. By AD Foster. July 31, 1914.
Page 111 - Eighteen and three-tenths per cent of the boys and 10.5 per cent of the girls never used a toothbrush, 57.8 per cent of the boys and...

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