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May 1954

Your Health Handbook.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(5):653. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090641019

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The booklet titled "Your Health Handbook," by Dr. Julius B. Richmond, was published in 1953 by Science Research Associates of Chicago.

This 40-page publication was designed primarily for boys and girls of upper elementary and junior high school levels. The principal objective of the book is to give this age group a clearer understanding of the care and function of their bodies. The material presented is in keeping with sound educational principles, and the information is scientifically accurate. Its clarity and readability are adapted for this specific age group.

The book is divided into seven chapters with good progression and selection to maintain reading interest. The early chapters are concerned with conveying to the reader the importance of a regular physical check-up and give a brief but concise description of the functions of the various organs of the body. The identification problem in which the reader is to locate and

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