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August 24, 1946

Health Care of the Family

JAMA. 1946;131(17):1466. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870340072029

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Following a rather standardized pattern which has been developed in recent years, this volume is divided into four parts. The first, dealing with environment and prevention of disease, presents nontechnical information on satisfactory control of communicable infections. The chapter on diseases transmitted by sexual intercourse is especially well done. The second section, on reproduction, contains excellent discussion of normal sex life and marriage relations. Consideration of the hygiene of menstruation is well balanced and sensible. In the third part, individual health care, all but one of the five chapters is concerned with growth and health of the infant and child. Presentation of a numbered outline for child guidance, with additional sections on common behavior problems in the child and problems associated with adolescence, offers much helpful information for the average parent. In the last part, home care of illness, detailed instructions are given in tabular order for care of practically

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