Date of Award
Master of Science
Master of Education
Childhood is the source of the nation and a stream can rise no higher than its source. This source must be protected by every possible means at the command of modern science and intelligence. We should not wait until the children are ill. Efforts must be made to correct any cause that would interrupt the progress of the child.
We, in this country, want nothing less than an equal health and educational opportunity for every child and citizen. Medical science today is extraordinarily complex, the practice of medicine requires a battery of equipment and skills unknown at the turn of the century. It Is apparent that the provisions of adequate health care for the people of this country involves a great deal more than simply paying the doctor's fee, basic as It is.
As a group devoted to the service of humanity, we must become increasingly conscious that we are passing through a renaissance of preventive medicine and public health, and that almost coincidently with the birth of a new epoch began in man's efforts to survive the hazards of his environment and the menace of his fellowman. Our knowledge of the causative agents of disease, channels of infection, identification of diseases, immunization, and even more important, the cause of good health affords evidence that the human race fights a winning battle against the forces that would destroy it. This knowledge imposes upon us the responsibility of affecting a functional correlation wherever there is common interest.
J. M. Drew
J. M. Drew
Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College
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Byrd, J. S. (1949). A Survey Of The Health And Educational Conditions Of The Negro Children Of Madison County, Texas. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/778