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September 22, 1900

A Manual of Personal Hygiene.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(12):767. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460380045014

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There are plenty of health manuals in popular literature and books devoted to telling the layman what he must do to care for himself hygienically; many of these are simply embellishments of fads which their authors aim to introduce, others have more or less merit; but there are not very many that the physician can unequivocally recommend. The present volume is evidently intended to make up for deficiency in the literature of this kind, and Dr. Pyle and his collaborators have certainly produced a work that gives the facts in such a form as to be readily appreciated even by the non-medical reader and states these without any admixture of fiction and misdirection. In looking over the work we find very little in it to criticize and very much to commend. It does not exaggerate, and can be referred to as fairly conservative in its statements and, as far as

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