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August 15, 1925

Personal Hygiene Applied.

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By Jesse Feiring Williams, A.B., M.D., Professor of Physical Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $2 net. Pp. 414, with 42 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1925.

JAMA. 1925;85(7):540. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670070060037

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The first edition of this book received wide approval, so that it now forms the basis of courses in many high schools and colleges. The author has taken advantage of the issuing of the second edition to add new material on scarlet fever, diabetes and goiter, and to emphasize other aspects of the work which have seemed to merit additional emphasis. This book is marked particularly by a sound conservatism in matters of scientific discussion and by a broad understanding of the problems of modern public health education. The chapter entitled "Science and Attitudes" contains sections on Christian science, chiropractic, osteopathy, the antivivisectionist, "patent medicines" and similar topics. The author is convinced that the prohibition of alcoholic drinks is a wise one from the standpoint of health and says so bluntly, offering some evidence to indicate that the steady use of alcohol increases mortality. "As regards coffee," he says, "it

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