Book Reviews
January 1948

An Introduction to Personal Hygiene.

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By L. B. Chenoweth, M.D. Price, $2.50. Pp. 345, with 80 illustrations. New York: F. S. Crofts & Co., 1947.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;75(1):124. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030020133017

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This book is designed as a text for a one semester introductory course for college students. The author is an experienced teacher in this field, and the subjects covered are those which he has found to be of greatest interest to his students. The scope of the coverage in such a small volume is amazing. Nevertheless, the reader does not feel that the author has anywhere been too brief.

The chapters are logically arranged with the exception of a chapter on cancer, which occurs early in the book and which might more reasonably have come toward the end. Each chapter is preceded by a brief, informative and well written historical summary of the subject under consideration. Discussions of every subject are clear and accurate. No misstatements of fact are found.

This book is clear and concise and admirably covers the subject matter. It is well printed and bound. Dr. Chenoweth

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