This text or reference book was written by Dr. I. H. Goldberger, assistant director of health education in the public schools of the city of New York, and Grace T. Hallock, director of the welfare publication bureau of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. It is primarily written to be used in high schools.
A style typical of textbooks is used, with comprehensive questions and a drill on vocabulary at the end of each chapter. The glossary at the end of the volume is fairly large and gives brief, simple definitions. Also, there is a good bibliography, divided into headings differentiating the various aspects of health, as a guide for further study. There are simple and adequate illustrations, both photographic and diagrammatic.
Intensive study of a book like "Health and Physical Fitness" should provide the high school student with a good introduction to the mental, physical, emotional and sociologic aspects of