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Egstad, Herman M. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 31, Number 5 (Feb. 1930)

Mowry, William A.
Student health,   p. 188


Page 188


-    is no -scnoo .o0 meui-
-    ci.  so me ;t h  d: e
       ce-somethetfe
direction ot the most competent ex-                                Dinstitutions
do 8not  D
isting body in the faculty.           have departments of
  Third: The cost of medical super-   physical education, in many in-
vision per se should be met by the    stances with a physician in charge.
school budget.                        The theory that physical exercise is
  The first principle seems obvious.  advantageous to health has been ac-
The governing body -of a school, as   cepted almost without question even
our Board of Regents, should by       before the time of Sargent and his
fol-
definite action institute and define  lowers. Consequently well equipped
the policy of medical supervision -in  gymnasia  and  athletic    fields
the--same manner that other gen-      were provided years before it oc-
eral administrative measures are de-  curred to any one that possibly
termined.    For example, to    be    health services were needed. physi-
effective, a health service should    cal education departments, of neces-
have the same authority to enforce    sity, performed a number of tasks
its program  for safe-IguIardng stu-  ordinarily within' the province of
a
-1. Taken from a speech delivered at a meetingof the American Student Health
As3oaiation on
Page  188
BAH~IJEEN-      tion work is an in-
              -  dividual with broad
 medical training and experience. He
 realizes that the health service alone
 must determine the physical eligi-
 bility of all students participating in
 sports and gymnasium work in ad-
 dition to assuming the burden of
 their care when they are ill. Unless
 these favorable conditions are pres-
 sent, an advisory committee- selected
 from the Deans and Faculty and of
 which the director of the health
 service is a member is often the best
 solution. It is evident that much
          (Continued on page 216)
December 31, 1929.


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