Story: Child and youth health

Medical examination at Belvue School, 1970

Medical examination at Belvue School, 1970

School children were examined by doctors employed by the School Medical Service from the 1920s. This girl was a pupil at Belvue School in Newlands, Wellington, in 1970. The doctor is checking her heart beat, watched over by her mother (seated).

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Archives New Zealand – Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAQT 6401/A94,245
Photograph by J. Waddington

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Child and youth health - Primary health initiatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 October 2021)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 29 Nov 2018