This Day In History: 1952-01-25
Students in grades 1 and four finished a complete physical examination which was intended to provide a base file against which to measure future growth and development. The examination included a pedigraph, a urinalysis and a strip examination. Each class was completed in a period of about two hours, preceded by classroom instruction concerning personal hygiene and the purpose of the examination. Testing of other classes was delayed for lack of a suitable space. Students not being examined had to be crowded into other classrooms. Giving the eye test in the corridor was rejected since the hall became too crowded and pupil standing in line disturbed other classes.