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Medical Inspection of State Schoolchildren in Australia, c.1905-14

Smith, F Barry


From about 1905 some medical practitioners pressed State governments to back official physical examinations of State school children. Their campaign embodied a broader project to identify and reduce incapacities undermining public hygiene and national efficiency. Some of the activists became inspectors in Tasmania, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland. Evidence about their relations with children, teachers, parents, communities and local GPs seems to be meagre but worth pursuing. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Health and History


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