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Home Health Emergencies. Price not given. Pp. 256. The Equitable Life Assurance Society, 393 Seventh Ave., New York, 1957.
These two pocket sized paper-backs, written for laymen, are recommended highly.
The "Book of Health" is a compilation of articles from Today's Health. The selection is excellent and includes the facts in sensible fashion about foods, rest, and such common health problems as colds, headache, backache, arthritis, stroke, infections, baldness (Sulzberger-Witten), mental health, and even family problems such as heredity, environment, sex education, childlessness, and geriatrics.
The "Home Health Emergencies," with many line-drawing illustrations covers the field thoroughly, telling when not to use laxatives; what to do for the patient with a heart attack, burn, fracture; how to bathe, care for hair, mouth, etc. It tells when and how to apply hot and cold dressings, so that you will not be dependent upon your maid's advice.
The two books complement
The Official American Medical Association Book of Health. AMA Arch Derm. 1957;76(3):391. doi:10.1001/archderm.1957.01550210117031
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