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October 15, 1938

How to Live: Rules for Healthful Living Based on Modern Science

JAMA. 1938;111(16):1497. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790420077032

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Abstract

This volume is now in its twentieth edition. This edition is dedicated to Dr. Eugene Lyman Fisk, who was co-author in all earlier editions. In the preparation of the new edition members of the reference board collaborated, so that it may be presumed that all of them take some of the responsibility for what is contained in this volume. There are also a considerable number of appendixes devoted to specific subjects in which individual authors take the responsibility. Unfortunately, the work has not been sufficiently revised to eliminate several ridiculous statements which appear in the text. For example; In the illustration between pages 8 and 9 it is said that the wearing of shoes with pointed toes leads to anemia, indigestion and poor circulation. On page 38 it is said that an ample diet includes raw fruits, raw nuts, raw greens and dairy products, and that such a diet provides

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