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club session, and Dr. Charles W. Eliot of Harvard university, president of the
congress on school hygiene. Below them are Dr. Thomas A. Storey, secre tary of the congress, and Mrs. S. S. Crockett, chairman of the public health department of the women's clubs. Below is Surgeon General Charles F. Stokes, U. S. N. Buffalo, Aug. 26. A great assem blage, of teachers, investigators, phy sicians, dentists, sanitarians and other public-spirited citizens from every quarter of the globe are attend ing the fourth, international congress of school hygiene here. This convention represents the most elaborate effort ever made in thin country toward improving the health and efficiency of school chil dren! The program for the wee,k includes addresses and exhibits relating to the conditions of the twenty million school children in the United States, some fifteen million of whom, accord ing to recent statistics, are in need of attention because of physical defects! The object of the congress is to 'bring together men and women in terested in the health of school boys and girls and to make public the most advanced means of improving pres ent conditions. Dr. Charles W. Eliot of Harvard University is president of the con gress. The secretary-general is Thomas A. Storey, professor of hy giene at the college of the City of New York. Surgeon General Chas. P. Stokes, United States navy, will be one of the principal speakers, discussing the "Relation of Athletics to Health." Mrs. S. S. Crockett, chairman of the public health department of the federation, and Mrs. Frank J. Shuler of Buffalo, president of the New York state federation, take an active part in the women's session held in con nection with the congress. Good Health Hobbies of Hygiene Congress. Modern attack on disease is being centered upon the boys and girls of the country! The watchword of the new era of right living is prevention rather than cure! The hobbies of modern medicine are: Fresh air, pure water, recrea tion and wholesome, plain food! Physical health is the foundation rock of education! The modern public school system is intended to teach children to eat, breathe and walk correctly, as well as to read, writ and spell! It is asserted that 75 per cent of the twenty million school children of this country have physical defects! The answer to the whole health problem is publicity, co-operation,, hard work and persistent establish ment of hygienic reform measures in the public schools and colleges! These are some of the beliefs of the world-wide delegation of the fourth international school hygiene con gress in Buffalo, August 25-30. AH-HAR0L1H 1 FEEL THAT YOU ARE TOO frOOJ FOR ME !.'k .She felt that nothing waj J00QOQDFORHf.it.