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January 14, 1939

Health, Hygiene and Hooey

JAMA. 1939;112(2):177. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800020083038

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This is more than another book for public consumption on debunking of health fads. In addition to this aspect it contains many common sense suggestions for normal living. The author writes entertainingly and simply in a strictly accurate manner. Several of the alliterative chapter headings illustrate the readability, such as "Soft Soap and Skin Games," "Dispelling Dietary Dilemmas," "Brains, Biceps and Bunk." As a guide for sensible living it can be safely recommended to patients, especially those most inclined to follow the miscellaneous advice of friends and relatives.

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