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March 2, 1940

Health Facts for College Students: A Textbook of Individual and Community Health

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By Maude Lee Etheredge, M.D., Dr.P.H., Professor of Hygiene and Medical Adviser for Women, University of Illinois, Urbana. With a foreword by Ray Lyman Wilbur, M.D. Third edition. Cloth. Price, $2. Pp. 410, with 65 illustrations. Philadelphia & London: W. B. Saunders Company, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(9):825. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810090103033

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Abstract

College students as well as others are being constantly bombarded, through newspapers, moving pictures and general conversation, with medical propaganda and advice concerning diet and other facts about health. Hence it seems important that they be supplied with simple and authoritative material on personal and public health. This book is not meant to be a work of a highly technical nature. Rather it is designed to furnish health facts to college students so that they may maintain the highest degree of efficiency and physical and mental hygiene. It is easily read and includes just enough technical material so that the college student will understand the purpose of the author. The illustrations are easily understood. There are included chapters on alcohol and its relation to the nervous system, smoking, narcotics, heredity, friendship and marriage, allergy and mental health and hygiene. The book can be recommended for college students and should help

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