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Roads to Health and Happiness

JAMA. 1937;108(21):1828. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780210068037.
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The author retired from the practice of law ten years ago and has since then given his attention to the business of living. In this volume he sets forth what he prefers to call "the results of his researches." It would be better to call his volume his observations and philosophy on life and those who live it. He discusses sixteen subjects, which include nostrums, insomnia, hobbies, divorce and the right to happiness. In the discussion on food the author is impressed with "acidosis," since he mentions it frequently and plays up the alkaline foods. He does not appear to be quite clear in his own mind on the meaning of many of the topics, since he uses phrases such as "blood cleanser" in discussing leafy vegetables. In the chapter on tobacco the statement that "tobacco stunts growth" is the only one to which the purist will object. The author is at his best in his observations on divorce, especially those which deal with the legal phases. The physician may find this book of interest because of the many quotations from people of all the ages including the modern radio and cinema comedians. The paragraphs on health have been said before and often better, yet not all authors are as meticulous as this one in crediting sources of information.

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