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November 6, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(19):1570-1572. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680190046020

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The Health Education of the Public  If mankind is still troubled with a great deal of disease, this is not due to any want of instruction. The lay press is flooded with articles on health and disease, signed and unsigned, and the New Health Society, of which Sir Arbuthnot Lane is president, is carrying on an energetic campaign for the instruction of the public and has established a journal for the purpose. Lane has begun a series of articles in the Daily Mail on how to keep well. "These hints," he says, "will explain in simple, nontechnical language how and why the human organism benefits or suffers from the various physical influences to which it is subjected under the complications of modern life and diet." He considers that the function of the physician has been too long limited to curing ailments which elementary knowledge of the rules of health would

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