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August 3, 1912

Sex Hygiene for the Male and What to Say to the Boy.

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By G. Frank Lydston, M.D., Professor of the Surgical Diseases of the Genito-Urinary Organs and Syphilology, Medical Department, State University of Illinois. Cloth. Price, $2.25. Pp. 304, with 24 illustrations. Chicago: Riverton Press, 1912.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(5):389. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270080071035

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This book is intended to acquaint the teacher, parent, boy in high school and youth in college with sex hygiene, (1) by showing the close relation between general hygiene and sex hygiene; (2) by outlining a system of physical training, and muscle-control and building; (3) by a description of the various diseases, venereal and non-venereal, to which the sex organs of the male are subject. In the final chapter entitled, "A Word to Teachers and Parents, and What to Say to the Boy," are given forty-five short paragraphs, which really summarize the entire contents of the book. This chapter has been reprinted in pamphlet form and is available for general distribution.

As is to be expected, this treatise contains nothing medical that is new to medical men, but states in clear and non-scientific terms the enormous danger that awaits any boy or man who abuses or misuses his sexual organs.

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