April 1958

It Pays to Be Healthy.

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By Robert Collier Page, M.D., F.A.C.P. Price, $4.95. Pp. 285, with 2 illustrations. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 70 Fifth Ave., New York 11, 1957.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1958;101(4):835. doi:10.1001/archinte.1958.00260160159016

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The book is written for laymen but is applicable to all—laborer, executive, or professional folk. The theme is prevention as it relates to anything which impedes performance on and off the job. Its message does not stop there because the job is treated as a possible cause of conditions which eventually make the holding of it impossible—overextension mentally or physically. Health is definitely related to the occupational environment. In fact, the introduction printed on green paper deals with the hazards of working. Work is not deprecated, however, but practical advice is given on health for man as a worker.

The contents of the book are diverse—involving sections on normal health and the job; health problems of the business man and woman; the doctor and how he can help; health, leadership and work efficiency, and plan for retirement with health.

The author is a physician specialist in occupational medicine and a

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