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June 28, 1965

Today's Health Guide: A Manual of Health Information and Guidance for the American Family

JAMA. 1965;192(13):1175. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080260063031

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In this era when health is a major topic of interest to everyone, and sensational health stories are written in many of our periodicals, Today's Health Guide can become the standard of information for the American home.

The 200 specialists in the professional health fields have given a basic knowledge of medicine, based on a philosophy of health which should appeal to a wide public of young people as well as adults. The underlying philosophy assumes that Mr. and Mrs. Homemaker want a wholesome, integrated life. The book therefore appeals to the desire for enjoyment of home and its comforts and gracious manners, with safety and prevention of disease, and at the same time with a feet-on-the-ground awareness of costs and values.

This Guide assumes a moral, responsible attitude in the reader, and the chapters on sex education, aging, and grief are designed to give practical help along with concise

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