From the Hickory Daily Record, April 25, 1917
Fourteen Counties Ask for Medical Inspection
every school child of the state shall be given a physical examination every
three years is according to a law passed by the recent session of the general
assembly, providing that one-third of the state’s counties shall arrange with
the state board of health and the state department of education for medical
school inspection every third year.
a recent meeting of the North Carolina Health Officers’ Association in
Asheville, Dr. G.M. Cooper of the state board of health asked for volunteer
counties or those who desired to be included in the first 33 counties to have
this work this year. Fourteen counties readily responded, those being Wake,
Mecklenburg, Vance, Sampson, Haywood, Buncombe, Martin, Pitt, Guilford,
Davidson, Forsyth, Catawba, Swain and Nash. Other counties desiring this
service this year, or interested citizens, will make arrangements with their county
physician and county superintendent of schools by or on the first Monday in May
and notify Dr. G.M. Cooper of the state board of health Raleigh.