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April 14, 1956

The Complete Medical Guide

JAMA. 1956;160(15):1373. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960500103034

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Abstract

There is no satisfying the great thirst of the layman for medical information and medical action. Witness the courses on hygiene and health in grammar schools; much of the energy of the Boy Scout movement directed at first aid; a great host of medical articles written for the laymen in popular lay journals; and a vast and growing collection of medical books by physicians addressed to the laymen. Any medical book that declares itself complete is sure to be out of date before it has gone to press. Though this is equally true of a book for laymen, it is not so important, for probably there will be no new medical information that the laymen should have to save his life. While this book doesn't have all the answers, it has a great many of them. It will be a great comfort to have in the house for consultation prior

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