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November 15, 1941

Modern Marriage: A Handbook for Men

JAMA. 1941;117(20):1749. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820460087034

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This is a second edition of a rather sound little volume written by a biologist who has interested himself for many years in family relations. The book is written primarily for men and apparently for those who are only contemplating marriage; its major point of view is not in postmarital adjustment but to give advice which can be presented to those who are not yet married, by which they may know the possible pitfalls and, on the other hand, how best to comport themselves during the preproposal, engagement and early marital periods. Although the volume is not ponderous in the sense of presenting a great deal of scientific information in the form of tables, appropriate statistics are readily at the author's hand to illustrate points which he brings up. This book is different from the old fashioned sex guides for young men in that it does not hedge in discussing

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