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April 5, 1941

More Years for the Asking

JAMA. 1941;116(14):1607. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820140119040

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This book is intended for the lay reader concerned with problems of middle life. Except for the title, which promises too much, it is an acceptable book. More years are not to be had for the asking; they may in some instances be had in exchange for earnest effort, though in other circumstances more years may be denied even to those who bend all their energies toward attaining them. The book contains the conventional information about health and hygiene, dealing with periodic health examinations, heart disease, diseases of the blood, cancer, overweight and some of the more important diseases such as pneumonia, diabetes and diseases of the heart. The information given is sound and for the most part well selected for lay readers. While this cannot be considered an outstanding book, it should be a useful one.

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