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February 13, 1932

The Ingenious Dr. Franklin: Selected Scientific Letters of Benjamin Franklin.

JAMA. 1932;98(7):577. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730330059037

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This volume contains selected letters of Benjamin Franklin on a variety of subjects, many of them of medical interest. He wrote "Rules of Health and Long Life," an essay on choosing eye glasses, several essays on swimming, one on the treatment of gout, and a discussion of the causes of colds and their nature. These, together with many others on purely electrical and physical subjects, are included in the present book, which is beautifully printed and full of interest, not only for the Franklinophile but also for every intelligent reader.