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August 14, 1937

Take Care of Yourself: A Practical Guide to Health and Beauty. Stressing the Proper Way to Use and the Prudent Way to Buy Home Remedies and Cosmetics

JAMA. 1937;109(7):532. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780330060044

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This combines elementary high school physiology, the old family "doctor book" and the buyer's guide in one volume. In the introduction Mr. Ephraim makes a point of the fact that the book is not an exposé. Dr. Clendening, who contributes the foreward to the volume, also considers debunking a vulgarity. Because of this conservative attitude, the style frequently lacks force. There is, however, much valuable information contained in the eighteen chapters regarding the skin, cosmetics, antiseptics and pain killers. The consumer will find much entertaining reading, including such chapters as "Your Hangover and How Not to Have One." The work, which is intended primarily for the lay reader, admirably fulfils its purpose.

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