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February 25, 1911

Primer of Hygiene.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(8):614. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560080062032

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This is the first of a series of elementary books to be used as school text-books, called the New-World Science Series. The aim, which is the instruction of the young in the subjects of hygiene, sanitation and human physiology, is in line with the present wide interest in matters of health and preventive medicine. In the simplest language, enforced by illustrative examples that come within the range of knowledge and understanding of children for whom the book is intended, personal hygiene is taught in its various phases. The reasons for and the manner of taking care of the various organs and functions of the body are taught; the effects of improper habits of eating and drinking, the effects of alcohol and tobacco, tea and coffee, and the necessity for exercise are presented graphically. The germ origin of diseases is explained, and such diseases as typhoid fever, tuberculosis, malaria and small-pox

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