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October 25, 1913

The People's Guide:

JAMA. 1913;61(17):1561. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350180061029

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It is recognized to-day that one of the functions of the medical man is the instruction of the laity. There is no better means for carrying out this function than by the popular medical guide or by some similar work designed to give the layman advice in regard to health. Such a work becomes a household oracle, consulted in the most serious emergencies. Such books in the past have often disgraced the medical profession by their crudities and inaccuracies. This is all the more reason why the modern writer should endeavor to redeem this field from the enemy represented by the nostrum man or the faddist. We believe that Dr. Grimshaw has endeavored to do this and has succeeded. The author has certainly given good measure and the volume is filled with valuable information and seems worthy of recommendation.

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