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March 26, 1910

Preventable Diseases.

JAMA. 1910;LIV(13):1081. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550390063032

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Many of the chapters of this book have appeared as separate articles in lay magazines from time to time. Some of the subjects are: "Colds and How to Catch Them;" "Appendicitis, Nature's Remnant Sale;" "Diphtheria, The Modern Moloch: Offering up a Guinea-Pig for the Life of a Child." These indicate the attractive popular style of the author, which is clearly a considerable factor in making the book of service in the education of the public on medical and sanitary topics. The graphic portrayals of the vast benefits which the public is daily receiving through facts learned by means of animal experimentation should prove of great value in giving the public the truth on this subject.

It would be justifiable to criticize Dr. Hutchinson on the ground that he is too severe in his censure of some popular ideas, and that he does not leave room for the exceptions that modify

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