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November 20, 1948

The Engaged Couple Has a Right to Know: A Modern Guide to Happy Marriage

JAMA. 1948;138(12):931. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900120073042

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The past few years have brought out many much needed books for engaged couples and those needing help in marriage adjustment. This book deserves to be high on the list of recommended books in this field. It is most inclusive without being too lengthy. It touches on marriage historically, as well as giving it place in present day society. It discusses readiness for marriage and how to select a mate. It takes up health and physiology and the role of sexuality in a frank and capable manner. It also goes into the matter of blood incompatibility and sterility, a field in which the author is already an authority. It discusses the honeymoon and sexual adjustment and even includes the advent of the first baby, as well as the various facets of planned parenthood. There is a forward by Dr. Abraham Stone and a fairly lengthy list of suggested reading for

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