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January 23, 1943

You Must Relax: A Practical Method of Reducing the Strains of Modern Living

JAMA. 1943;121(4):297. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840040073027

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Abstract

In the revised edition improvements have been made in style, and in the illustrations a shapely young woman replaces an indifferent looking man; in addition are a new chapter on war nerves and two new chapters on sleep; also an index. In the new material the author states that the basal metabolic rate is below normal when one consumes less oxygen and gives off more carbon dioxide. He also challenges the view that motility during sleep is a normal phenomenon. Essentially the author's thesis is unchanged: there is a difference between "ordinary" and cultivated relaxation. "The additional relaxation... is slight indeed. Yet this slight advance is precisely what is needed." Although the volume is intended for "persons who lack opportunity for medical consultation on matters of tension and relaxation," the patient, without help from the physician, "is often mistaken as to whether he has been successful and consequently may fall

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