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December 6, 1902

The Story of a Living Temple. A Study of the Human Body.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(23):1473. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480490045020

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This book is intended for, and will be read with profit by, children no matter of what age. It is the story of the living temple—the body—told in simple language so that the youngest who can read will understand. It is the child's text-book of anatomy and physiology, yet free from even a hint of a technical word. A religious and moral sentiment pervades the work, and no occasion is lost to call attention to the harmful habits in living, in eating and in drinking, to the harm in fast eating, improper foods, tobacco, alcohol, tea, coffee, etc. While facts are sometimes sacrificed to theory, and slight exaggeration is occasionally indulged in, on the whole the book is one to be highly commended. It is written in an entertaining, simple, yet dignified style, so that the reading of it by the average boy or girl will be not only profitable,

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