What we need is a living connection between medical science and the art of education. We need an art of education that teaches and instructs the children in a way conducive to real health. This is the element that makes hygiene a social question. For the social question is essentially an educational question, and this in turn a medical question.
Source: Rudolf Steiner – GA 314 – Health Care as a Social Issue: Hygiene – a Social Problem – Dornach, 7th April 1920
Previously posted on May 12, 2014.