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April 6, 1907

Woman in Girlhood, Wifehood, Motherhood. A Guide in the Maintenance of Her Own Health and that of Her Children.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(14):1199. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520400051015

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As a book for the wife and mother and a guide to such domestic medicine as is really desirable, this work meets all requirements of clearness, simplicity of language, accuracy of statement, and temperate, judicious treatment of delicate subjects. While it gives helpful suggestions as to the preservation of health and as to action in emergencies, it discourages self-medication and especially the resort to "patent medicines." The work consists of three sections, general hygiene, and the rules for care of the body applying especially to women. The hygiene of the pregnant woman and the care of mother and child during confinement, and the hygienic care of children. The popular aim of the book requires the introduction of many topics which are only indirectly of medical interest, but these parts appear to have been written with judgment and care. Many illustrations are introduced, both of medical and artistic merit. The work

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