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Being Born

JAMA. 1937;108(6):499. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780060065028.
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This is a book to arouse enthusiasm. It tells everything that a young person could wish to know about sex. It uses correct scientific terminology. It is devoid of emotionalism and sentimentality. It is clear and concise. The "road maps" showing the routes by which the ovum and the sperm make the necessary contact are diagrammatic, clear and easily followed. The photographs showing the similarity of various species in the early fetal stage and the serial photographs of the human fetus in various developmental stages are excellent, as are the window silhouettes showing the gravid uterus in its relationship to the mother's body. The use of animals to illustrate certain points is interesting because the author reverses the usual order. Instead of describing the procreation processes of amebas, fish, frogs, turtles, birds, mammals and finally man, she starts right in and talks about her principal topic, using the animals as

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