Examination of Philadelphia Firemen

Examination of Philadelphia Firemen

The Henry Phipps Institute of Philadelphia, Pa., has undertaken to give a complete physical examination all of the firemen in the city. The work is under the direction of Dr. Frank A. Craig, clinical assistant of the institute, in co-operation with Dr. Hubley R. Owen, chief surgeon of the police department of Philadephia, as the policemen are also included in these examinations. Every morning from 8:30 to 12:30 in the tower rooms on the ninth floor of the city hall about eight men, including both the fire and police forces, present themeselves for examination. The nurse makes a record of the applicant’s weight, height, temperature and pulse. Then an examination is made by the doctors, which includes general development, general nourishment, blood pressure, heart, nose, throat, lungs, eyes and teeth. The examination follows methods of Camp Dix, where Dr. Craig was a member of the examining board.

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