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January 16, 1915

The World's Social Evil. A Historical Review and Study of the Problems Relating to the Subject.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(3):268. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.02570290080035

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Abstract

The foreword is essentially a review of the book. There is much material in the book, but the arrangement is not the best, and the various portions are rather disconnected. Dr. Taylor believes that the public sale of the book is a move in the right direction for only through publicity will the cure come. Physicians will doubt many of the theories presented in the chapter entitled "The War and the Weapons." Scriptural and Shakespearean quotations are not scientific evidence. The book will probably have a wide sale, for what is suppressed or forbidden is by human nature most desired.

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