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November 24, 1928

Your Heart and You.

JAMA. 1928;91(21):1656. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700210070042

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The preparation of a book designed to instruct laymen in medical subjects is a difficult task. An intelligent knowledge of certain diseases on the part of the general public is of great service to the physician and to the community in preventing disease and its effects. Such instruction should emphasize just what the disease means to the patient and to the community, and methods of prevention. For the details of symptomatology and treatment the patient had better have recourse to his family physician, and he certainly should for conclusions to be drawn from any phenomena experienced. "Your Heart and You" is a sensible little volume designed to tell the layman what he should know about his heart, and it does it very well. Certain phases, as the importance of infection, could possibly have been treated a little more fully, and the increasing evidence of angina pectoris and degenerative diseases of

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