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January 29, 1910

Those Nerves.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(5):406. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550310074026

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This book, small enough to go in one's pocket, is dedicated to "Those Who Need It." One is surprised as well as amused in turning over its pages to find how many of the keen little paragraphs can be applied to one's own mental and physical states. In a day when there is so much loose talk about the power of the mind over the body, it is refreshing to read something practical and sensible on the power of the individual over the mind. The object of the author, as stated in the introductory chapter is to "promote such peace of mind as may make for health as well as for happiness. In other words, like vaccination, pure milk and disinfection, it aims to prevent." Self-control, freedom from annoyance on account of irritating surroundings, the mental dangers of isolation are discussed, as well as some mental traits for which the

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