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July 1963

I Learned About Women From Them.

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By Virgil G. Damon, MD, and Isabella Taves. Price, $5. Pp. 300. David Mc-Kay Company, Inc., 119 W 40th St, New York 18, 1962.

Arch Intern Med. 1963;112(1):146-147. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03860010172033

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The book is much better than the title. To glance at the title is to envision bedrooms and boudoirs. One must grant though that the title will attract many lay readers. This obstetrician and gynecologist really gets down to cases, tells women and men frankly what he thinks of both of them, and how they can make or ruin each other's lives.

I intend to make certain wives buy this book, just for the one chapter entitled, "What Women Do to Men."

"Hints to wives on how to alienate husbands:

  1. Humiliate him in front of other people, especially business associates and strangers.

  2. Whenever he is being polite to another woman, accuse him of having an affair with her.

  3. Check up on him.

  4. Punish him by refusing sexual intercourse.

  5. Keep living standards so high that he can't affort to play around outside.

  6. Don't make up after a quarrel; sulk for days.

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