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December 3, 1960

You Can Prevent Illness

JAMA. 1960;174(14):1886. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030140108035

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Dr. Pinckney elucidates the essential principles of preventive medicine for the layman. He writes with a simple, charming style about immunization against the infectious and contagious diseases; prevention of accidents at home and in the street; safety in industry; periodic examinations for glaucoma, tuberculosis, and diabetes; precautions in travel; management of constipation and obesity; emotional problems; and radiation hazards. He urges each family to keep its own health records and suggests the appointment of a family health officer. This book should serve as a helpful, practical, and accurate guide for the doctor's patients.

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