Date of Award


Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Degree Discipline

Arts and Science


Recently, the public generally has realized that much of the physical illness of the human race is preventable. It has been estimated by the most conservative authorities that the annual cost of sickness, medicine, doctor's bill, and loss of wages due to illness in the United states exceeds the total annual cost of public education.1 It is difficult to evaluate accurately the economic loss to the nation due to ill health. The large amount of mental and physical suffering that cones from preventable diseases could be greatly reduced with proper health education programs in our schools.

In recent years, medical science has bean focusing its attention upon preventions rather than cures. That the span of human life has been greatly increased because of better health habits is a well known a fact. It is the opinion of many health specialists that with the further application of science to health, the span of human life may be extended from sixty years to eighty years. This extension of life expectancy is the result of a new emphasis in education - the health of the individual.2

1Adams and Taylor: An Introduction to Ed. p-377 2Ibid: P-378

Committee Chair/Advisor

Julia Lewis


Prairie View State College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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