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Epidemics in Schools and Analysis of the Data Collected During the First Five Years of a Statistical Inquiry.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;59(4):918-919. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.01990150236018.
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This extensive study of epidemics and sickness in the children of public boarding schools of England brings out some clear definitions of problems which must be solved in order to suggest effective ways of controlling epidemic diseases and presenting loss of school time due to absences during sickness. The authors say: "What we believe we have done is to provide a large body of coordinated information sufficient to enable anyone interested in the subject to acquire a reasonably clear view of what the position is, of what problems are of importance and how they may be tackled.... Information... which has immediate practical value to those in charge of schools, is meagre.... No problem can be solved before it has been accurately formulated."

The data covered twenty-one boys' schools and ten girls' schools, which contained a total of over 29,000 children. The period is divided into three terms for each of


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