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April 1, 1939

Health in Middle Life

JAMA. 1939;112(13):1291. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800130075036

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As more and more human beings survive middle age, the number of books of advice for people in this period increases. The reason is, of course, that the transition period is attended by many symptoms of a special type and that the average person has not been suitably informed as to the normal character of the changes that occur. This book, written by a British woman physician, opens with a discussion of the effects of middle age, particularly on the glands and on resistance to disease. It discusses the physical character of the man and woman of 40; then the transition period, and next the program to be followed after the transition period. It is a sane, dependable book of advice.

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