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April 19, 1976

Cuddling Pillows

Author Affiliations

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Nashville, Tenn

JAMA. 1976;235(16):1688. doi:10.1001/jama.1976.03260420014009

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To the Editor.—  The editorial about cuddling (235:417, 1976) clearly conveyed the essence of what we had to say on the subject. Apropos of the comment about women who cuddle pillows, let me give you a preview of what will appear in another article.When I was struck by the extremely high involvement with a pillow on the part of Chinese women, I asked Dr Huang to comment on it. She responded:Almost everybody, including males, are given pillows from the time of birth. The pillows for holding (bolsters) are small for infants... and "grow" with the child. For adults our bolsters... are great because you can wrap your arms and legs around them and they are soft (filled with cotton) and cuddly. Interestingly enough, even the bed in a bridal chamber is furnished with a bolster (just one) placed in the middle of the bed! When I first arrived