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May 14, 1904

Ar, Food and Exercise. An Essay on the Predisposing Causes of Disease.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(20):1304. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490650042030

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The author of this bulky volume rather courts criticism in his preface to the work, noting the fact that since the former volume (noticed in The Journal, July 6, 1901), which was addressed to the medical profession, received a comparatively uncordial reception, he has written this work frankly for the public. It appears to us that it will receive a much less degree of attention from those to whom it is addressed than would be the case were it written more for the medical profession itself. Still, what the public can understand, physicians ought to. His ideas are well worth at least respectful consideration. The main motive of the work, as we see it, is to portray the evils of over-eating; the public certainly needs advice on this subject. The book is full of good points and while it may be that the author overestimates the rôle played by the

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