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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 6, No. 10 July 28, 1943

Put out your Tongue

Put out your Tongue

It all started from an exec. meeting. Miss Daisy Filmer was instructed by the exec. to investigate the matter of student health. The committee elected included Miss Pat Ralph, M. Land, M. Casey and R. Hodgson.

The campaign to get student support for the scheme outlined below included lectures by Dr. I. A. Richardson, Profs. Gordon and Lipson, and there were films shown. Publicity was competently handled by a sub-committee and at a special general meeting 120 students attended and were addressed by Dr. Hubert Smith. Voting was unanimous. General voting held later made 608 for, 20 against the motion which follows here:—
"The special general meeting of the students of Victoria University College being convinced of the benefits that would ensue to students and teaching staff from the institution of a scheme of compulsory medical examinations for those attending the college, hereby resolve that the Executive of the Students' Association approach the Professorial Board of the College as soon as possible with a view to having the following motion adopted:
1.The institution of a compulsory medical examination for all students attending lectures at the College during the first term of his or her academic year immediately following any such adoption of the motion.
2.The institution of a compulsory medical examination in each and every subsequent year of such students as shall enrol at the College as internal students during such year and who have not had a prior medical examination as provided herein.
3.Such further medical examination of students at intervals during their attendance at the said College as the medical advisor referred to hereunder and the Professorial Board shall think fit.
4.The appointment of a duly qualified medical advisor (or advisors) to be available to the College for the purposes of the medical examinations referred to above and who will also be available to students to advise them on questions regarding their health.