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September 27, 1913

Safeguarding the Special Senses.

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General Advice Regarding the Use and Preservation of the Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat. By Henry O. Reik, M.D. Cloth. Price, $0.75 net. Pp. 123, with 4 Illustrations. Philadelphia: F A. Davis Company, 1912.

JAMA. 1913;61(13_part_1):1063. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350130057028

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This is the result of fifteen years of experience in treating diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat. Reik's experience has convinced him that the public needs more careful instruction as to the protection and preservation of the special senses. In the preface, he says, "The child is not expected to know that snoring generally means obstructed respiration, that recurring attacks of pain in the ear mean an abnormal growth in the nose or throat, or that inability to clearly see the school blackboard, or headaches following study are indications of bad eyes... The parents are but little wiser. Disinclination to study, a tendency to "hook school" or failure to maintain a satisfactory class standard are much more frequently due to poor vision or eye-strain than to original sin." Parents are also negligent regarding their own sense organs. Reik's object is to present in a small volume, at a

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