National Geographic : 1928 May
"We're not sick, Daddy. Why are you taking us to the Doctor?" "Why? To do all we can to keep you from ever getting sick." %J OUR children will probably never forget the odd experience of rli being taken to the doctor when they are perfectly well. Perhaps '. / no other act of yburs could stamp more indelibly on their minds B'i the wisdom of preventing sickness. When your boys and girls were ill nothing was left undone to make them ( as comfortable as possible and to help them to get well. But have you done what you can do to spare them from future illnesses? Have you guarded against diphtheria, typhoid, smallpox and rickets? Have you had adenoids removed? Teeth, eyes, throats, legs and feet-every , part of the body should be examined. Modern medical science teaches us that in order to prevent much needless disease and suffering every child should have a complete physical examination at least once a year. Make May 1928 a banner month for your children. Have them weighed, measured and examined for known and unknown defects. Give them a fair start toward a happy and useful life. i The Metropolitan has issued a booklet, "Out of Babyhood into Child- £1 hood", which gives valuable advice on preventable diseases with helpful suggestions concerning diet, environment and training. Mailed free ii upon request to the Booklet Department, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, No. 1 Madison Avenue, New York City. Write for it. Haley Fiske, President. METROPOLITAN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY-NEW YORK Biggest in theWorld, More Assets, More Policyholders, More Insurance inforce,More new Insurance eachyear "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."