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November 11, 1939

The Complete Guide to Bust Culture

JAMA. 1939;113(20):1835-1836. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800450057035

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The reader who chooses this book because of its title is likely to be disappointed. Starting with the first chapter, which serves as the introduction to the subject, and continuing for 160 pages to the twenty-fourth chapter, which discusses diseases of the breast, one hopes in vain for some effective method that will develop the bust and will not be just a makeshift or an appliance that gives the illusion of a well developed bust. The chapters on physiology and anatomy are well written in simple language and give excellent information to the reader. In the chapters on exercise the author warns the reader at the beginning not to expect exercises to "do the impossible." He states that exercise will "do what it can as surely and dependably as any method in existence." The exercises he advocates are simple exercises that aim to bring about a better posture and are

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