[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
January 5, 1935

Hygiene for Freshmen

JAMA. 1935;104(1):71. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760010073031

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


This book presents a series of twelve lectures given by the author as a brief required course in hygiene for Harvard freshmen. The purpose, as stated in the preface, is "to save the student from the possible distraction of note-taking." The subjects of individual lectures range from biology and embryology to glands, mental hygiene, reproduction and immunity. Clearly the author is attempting to provide his students with a background of embryology, anatomy, physiology and immunity. Although highly desirable, this is a more ambitious program than most teachers who are trying to interest college freshmen in the subject of health would wish to undertake in a series of twelve lectures. It is disappointing to find in a book such careless and inaccurate statements as:

The comfort of normal-salt solutions applied to fresh wounds or to the eyes.

The white blood corpuscles have nuclei, some of them several. They are formed in

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview