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November 4, 1939

A College Course in Hygiene

JAMA. 1939;113(19):1760. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800440064032

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This is an excellent college manual evidently intended for use primarily in Smith College for Women. The approach is biologic. The first chapter deals with the biologic nature of the body. Subsequent chapters in part 1, which is devoted to hygiene as it concerns the individual, deal with the body's equipment for motion, equipment for energy production, the secretory function or chemical laboratory, the transportation systems (circulatory), metabolism and excretion, breathing, temperature control, equipment for acquiring information and equipment for coordination. The material is clearly, logically and briefly presented with numerous simple diagrams, charts, schematic drawings and silhouettes. The selection of material for practical usefulness has evidently been made with great care and excellent judgment. Elimination of extraneous material has contributed to the brevity of the work and yet is sufficiently complete to give the student an excellent orientation with relation to personal health. The second section is devoted to

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