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December 4, 1926

Freshman Hygiene: Personal and Social Problems of the College Student.

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By Raymond C. Bull, A.B., M.D., Director of Student Health Service, Lehigh University, and Stanley Thomas, M.S., M.A., Associate Professor of Bacteriology, Lehigh University. Cloth. Price, $2. Pp. 288, with 74 illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1926.

JAMA. 1926;87(23):1937. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680230061032

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Abstract

This addition to the personal hygiene field presents the material simply and clearly. There are discussions of student fads in clothing, tobacco, the selection of a boarding house, extracurricular activities, and "bootleg liquor." In the chapters on nutrition, eating habits for students are well presented and emphasis is placed on the danger of false economy in food. There are excellent practical points in the chapters on mental health and on habits. One of the strongest sections is the one on social hygiene, including the venereal diseases; it is sensible and straightforward, and gives the desirable information effectively. This volume, like many others on the same subject, is open to possible criticism in that so much of the space is given over to anatomy and physiology. It is unfortunate that the good points in the book should be offset to some extent by statements the scientific accuracy of which is open

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