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July 23, 1938

The Man Takes a Wife: A Study of Man's Problems In and Through Marriage

JAMA. 1938;111(4):347. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790300057027

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This is a most interesting little book, for it is a study of the husband's relationship to the various members of his family and to the community from the standpoint of successful marriage. The author is a man who has done a great deal of psychiatric and child guidance work over a number of years, has come in contact with husbands and wives, and thus has had an opportunity fully to understand the problems of marriage adjustment. As a matter of fact, he has written a previous volume on the subject. The present work is simply and easily styled but is by no means a light volume which can be read for an evening's entertainment. It requires some knowledge of sociology and some understanding of domestic relations problems. In other words, it is not a book that can be handed to the prospective husband who before marriage has no idea

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