Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



The purpose of this study is to emphasize the dangers of the common childhood diseases and to present to the average classroom teacher the early symptoms of these diseases.

This survey Is not intended to detract from the value of any periodic check-ups that might be made by a family physician who has the child under his constant supervision. In fact, constant medical supervision of the normal growth and positive health of a child by his family physician should be encouraged.

The health problem of the school child which affects his educational efficiency and threatens his maturation will be evaluated and tabulated.

Control of communicable diseases and acute infectious health problems is the first point of attack in promoting the general well-being of children, because these acute conditions present serious threats requiring Immediate attention, in order to limit harm to the children so afflicted and to prevent the entire group from being involved.

This study will be made in the Negro Elementary Schools of Houston Public School System whose development has been phenomenal during the sixty years of its existence and is growing more progressive educationally each and every year. There are twenty-seven Negro Elementary Schools in the Houston system in which this survey will he taken.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. M. Drew

Committee Member

A. C. Preston

Committee Member

T. P. Dooley


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John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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