November 8, 1941

Doctors Don't Believe It—Why Should You? Facts and Fallacies About Health with Practical Guidance for the Layman

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By August A. Thomen, M.D. With introduction by Logan Clendening, M.D., and the Right Honorable Lord Horder, Physician in Ordinary to the King of England. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 384. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1941.

JAMA. 1941;117(19):1659. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820450083037

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This volume is offered as a two in one health book, representing an exposé of facts and fallacies concerning health combined with facts and figures which provide the scientific bases and further instruction as to the prevention and treatment. The title of the volume is, of course, extraordinary, but the publishers report that it was selected by a group of advisers who were given their choice among several titles. In many ways the title is not at all applicable to some of the material contained. For instance, it is hard to read an item entitled "What Is Trichinosis?" and find in it anything which is covered by the title "Doctors Don't Believe It." Nothwithstanding these minor considerations the book offers much important material expressed in a form that is easily readable. It is divided into a series of chapters covering food, diet and weight reduction; your daily life; major ailments;

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