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September 7, 1907

Manual of Personal Hygiene. Proper Living on a Physiologic Basis.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(10):872. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530100060025

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Dr. Pyle has had the able assistance of Drs. Charles G. Stockton, Buffalo; George H. Fox, New York; E. Fletcher Ingals, Chicago; B. Alex. Randall, Philadelphia; J. W. Courtney, Boston; G. N. Stewart, Chicago, and D. H. Bergey, Philadelphia, who have written very satisfactory chapters on their special departments. The character of the work is excellent and, in our opinion, it covers just about the right amount of ground. Simplification of language would improve it, for the book is intended for lay readers and in its present form it seems to have been written for the well-educated layman. Others will, we fear, pass it by to take up a work written in more popular style—for, to judge from the introduction, which decries "popular" treatises, the plan of the editor has not been to make the work attractive to the masses. The appendix on accidents and emergencies is excellent, being terse

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