July 16, 1932

Health and Its Maintenance: A Hygiene Text for Women.

JAMA. 1932;99(3):247-248. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740550061035

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Dr. Dyment has had a large experience in the teaching of hygiene to young women, in addition to an excellent scientific training. The present volume doubtless grows out of this classroom experience, a source which explains its practical character. In form it reverts to that of a number of the earlier works on personal hygiene, enough anatomy and physiology of the body and its parts to enable the student to read more understandingly the hygiene that follows. The latter follows custom in dealing with different systems, muscular, circulatory, and so on. In content the book is practical, concise and clear, and the information given is accurate and dependable. There is an excellent chapter on individual mental hygiene from the point of view of the girl and the young woman which evidences practical knowledge of their problems and difficulties. As might be expected, the care of the skin receives considerable space

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