May 1956

Sexual Hygiene and Pathology.

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By John F. Oliven, M.D. Price, $10. Pp. 481. J. B. Lippincott Company, 227-231 S. 6th St., Philadelphia 5, 1955.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1956;91(5):519-520. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060020521019

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There is an increasing awareness among physicians of the medical importance of sex matters. In the present day, people are entitled to informed physicians who know the answers to personal health and hygiene questions as well as to problems on the subject of sex when the need for advice and treatment arises.

This original book is organized into four sections "Sexuality in Childhood"; "Sexuality in the Second Decade": "Sexuality of the Normal Adult"; and "Sexual Pathology." The material dealing with the first, second, and fourth categories will be reviewed here. This volume was originally conceived following a Round Table on the Sex Instruction of the Medical Student by members of the American Psychiatric Association and under their auspices. This was developed further by the author in having selected physician friends keep a record of the sexual problems which happened to come to their professional attention, as well as to suggest

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