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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Schools and health : our nation's investment / Committee on Comprehensive School Health Programs in Grades K-12, Division of Health Sciences Policy, Institute of Medicine ; Diane Allensworth … [et al.], editors.

p. cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-309-05435-4

1. School health services—United States. 2. School health services—United States—Planning. 3. Health education—United States. I. Allensworth, Diane DeMuth. II. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Comprehensive School Health Programs.

LB3409.U5S33 1997

371.7′1′0973—dc21 97-21177

Copyright 1997 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

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