June 14, 1941

Hygiene: A Textbook for College Students on Physical and Mental Health From Personal and Public Aspects

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By Florence L. Meredith, B.Sc., M.D., Professor of Hygiene, Tufts College, Boston. Foreword by Frank Howard Lahey, M.D., D.Sc., LL.D., President-Elect, American Medical Association. Third edition. Cloth. Price, $3.50. Pp. 822, with 184 illustrations. Philadelphia: Blakiston Company, 1941.

JAMA. 1941;116(24):2731. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820240091034

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The present edition of this well known textbook has been completely rewritten and, as with the previous editions, has been prepared especially for the college student. The theme which the author states she has tried to carry throughout the book is a discussion of the health situation which exists in the life of individuals and peoples, what health objectives arise from them and what action is scientifically appropriate on the part of the layman. This theme is introduced with an excellent general discussion of the health situation and trends in the United States, as evidenced by a study of the vital statistics of this country. About one half of the book is devoted to a consideration of the hygiene of the individual. This includes the usual discussion of circulation, digestion, respiration and reproduction. There is great detail on the anatomy and physiology of each of the systems of the body

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