ERIC Number: ED543141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1913
Reference Count: N/A
The Fifteenth International Congress on Hygiene and Demography Held in Washington, D. C. from September 16 to October 5. 1912. I. Some Lessons and Suggestions from the Exhibition; II. Digests of Some of the Papers Presented at the Congress. Bulletin, 1913, No. 18. Whole Number 528
Dresslar, Fletcher B.
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The Fifteenth International Congress on Hygiene and Demography, held in Washington City in the autumn of 1912, was a notable event in the history of sanitation and in the discussion of the conditions of the physical and mental health of the people. The exhibition held in connection with the congress was instructive in many ways, and contained much of interest to those who are responsible, directly or indirectly, for the health of children. The first section of the accompanying manuscript contains brief and accurate descriptions of some of the most important of the exhibits, and comprehensive summaries of their meaning. Topics addressed in this section include: (1) School buildings and school sanitation; (2) Hygiene and tuberculosis; (3) Industrial hygiene; (4) Nourishment of children; (5) Mental hygiene; (6) Sex hygiene; and (7) Experimental psychology. An appendix to Part I of this bulletin presents instructions relating to tuberculosis, distributed by the Department of Health, New York City. The second section consists of excerpts and summaries containing the gist of some of the most important papers read at the congress. These abstracts are as follows: (1) Ringworm in the Schools of Mexico (Manuel Uribe Y Troncoso); (2) School Disinfection (J. T. Ainslee Walker); (3) Campaign against Contagious Diseases of Children (Walther Ewald); (4) Management of Tuberculosis among School Children (Arthur T. Cabot); (5) Studies in the Relation of Physical Inability and Mental Deficiency to the Body Social (Isabelle T. Smart); (6) Education of Immigrants in School (William E. Chancellor); (7) Service of Medical Inspection of Schools to the Teacher (Helen MacMurchy); (8) Follow-Up System in Medical Inspection (Thomas A. Storey); (9) Hygiene of Children's Teeth (William H. Potter); (10) Dental Hygiene for Pupils of Public Schools (S. Adolphus Knopf); (11) Universal System of Measurements (Leotardo Matus Z.); (12) Development of Hygiene in Educational Institutions (Dudley A. Sargent); (13) Training in Personal Hygiene in Private and Public Schools (John W. Ritchie); (14) The Public School as a Factor to Lessen Infant Mortality (Henry L. Corr); (15) Physiological Age in Education (C. Ward Crampton; and (16) School Children of the Stock-Yards District of Chicago (Caroline Hedger). It is believed that the information contained in this bulletin will be permanently helpful to teachers, school officers, and others interested in the health of children and the sanitation of homes, schools, and other places in which they work. (Contains 1 footnote.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Child Health, Public Health, Health Promotion, Exhibits, Conferences (Gatherings), Hygiene, Sanitation, School Buildings, Nutrition, Mental Health, Public Schools, Sex Education, Experimental Psychology, Communicable Diseases, Demography, Immigrants, Physical Examinations, School Health Services, Dental Health, Measurement, Private Schools, Age, Physical Education, Health Education, Disabilities, Medical Services, Environmental Influences, Child Development, Pediatrics, Primary Health Care, Mental Disorders, Ventilation, Sanitary Facilities, Infant Mortality, Occupational Safety and Health, Occupational Diseases
United States Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, United States Bureau of Education (ED)
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