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September 4, 1926

A Popular Encyclopedia of Health.

JAMA. 1926;87(10):781. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680100065038

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In this volume the representatives of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, who are chiefly concerned in the gospel of health education, offer for the general reader an A B C presentation of medical advice. Like most such works, it suffers somewhat by its inadequacy to cover every contingency that may arise. On the other hand, such advice as is given is sound, for the most part, and generally useful. Some may question the necessity for a discussion of beriberi and bubonic plague; one may smile over the suggestion under adrenalin "see asthma"; one may be surprised to find Edward F. Bowers cited in a reliable book as a medical authority. But most of the advice and its arrangement are thoroughly compatible with the best medical thought. A valuable appendix is the list of national health organizations that will send literature on the topics with which they are concerned. A more

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