Wednesday, April 26, 2017

State Law Gives School Children Get Free Physical Examinations, 1917

From the Hickory Daily Record, April 25, 1917

Fourteen Counties Ask for Medical Inspection

That 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.

At 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.

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