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January 9, 1932

The Care and Feeding of Adults with Doubts About Children.

JAMA. 1932;98(2):167. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730280075036

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The success of Dr. Clendening's previous volume is obviously the basis for his continued literary efforts and the issuing of the present manifesto. He thinks originally and expresses himself interestingly in the medical field. Many of the chapters in the present book have appeared in the American Mercury, Collier's, the Forum and similar publications. Dr. Clendening's views are marked more than anything else by rationality and by a tendency to question fads and fancies, and he knows his human beings. Everybody knows that three days' rest in bed is the ideal system for handling a cold, but very few people follow this prescription. The author is particularly doubtful as to the value of health audits and he expresses himself on that subject in no uncertain terms. Even those who disagree with him will enjoy reading his opinions. He joins with several others who have written recently expressing doubts concerning the

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