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The title is misleading. A boudoir is a lady's—or it may be a gentleman's—private room, hence a book with such a name as the one before us might treat of manicuring or hair dressing, of how to take out wrinkles or put on the tint of youth and beauty. But it has nothing to do with any of these. It would have been better had it been called a companion for the wife and mother. Though an unpretentious little volume, it is large enough to contain much sensible advice to and information for the pregnant woman and the mother; it tells the former how to take care of herself; and the latter how to take care of her child. The author has treated the subjectin a conservative and sensible manner, with no pretention of making her book supplant the physician. It is one of the few that the physician can
The Boudoir Companion. JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(21):1487. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470210053019
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