September 2, 1922

Hygiene of Women and Children.

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By Janet E. Lane-Claypon, M.D., D.Sc., Dean and Lecturer on Hygiene in the Household and Social Department, King's College for Women. Cloth. Price, $5. Pp. 354, with 71 illustrations. New York: Oxford University Press, 1921.

JAMA. 1922;79(10):847. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640100067037

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This book considers the hygiene of women and children and is intended for nurses and helpers, though the authoress hopes that it will be of assistance to all who are interested in health. It discusses a variety of subjects of interest to the people of the British Isles, though the rules of hygiene are of universal application and are modified in civilized countries only by social and economic conditions. The chapter on the home contains many wholesome suggestions, and is interestingly written. The chapters on food should be of special help to nurses and dietitians. Extensive tables which give the percentage composition of foodstuffs and the approximate cost for each thousand calories are included. The volume adds nothing new to scientific knowledge, but it will serve as a practical guide and a reference book containing many useful facts in relation to the hygiene of women and children.

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