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.imfZIEgCa^ high. In cut No. 4 the boy in the foreground shows desk and seat too high. The desk and seat must therefore be adjusted so as to provide for difference of height and difference of growth. The desk must not be a prison stall, but should be comfortable and roomy. It must not favor the developement of myopia and must not force a pupil into wrong postures. The matter is of greater importance than school men generally recognize. The chair and seat should be of such a height that the thigh of the pupil when seated will be perfectly level, the lower leg being in an exactly vertical position, with the foot resting wholly upon the II Figure 2.—The boy in the forground shows desk too low and too far from seat. Seat is also too high, as the heels do not touch the floor. floor that is, the thigh and lower leg will, when the chair is of a proper height, form a right angle with each other. The seat must therefore be adjusted accordingly. The seat itself should not be flat, but somewhat concave, the lowest part of the concavity being where the tuberosities of the ischium rest. The concavity has the additional advantage of conteracting the tendency to slide 6. "V r*'