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The Premarital Consultation: A Manual for Physicians

JAMA. 1956;162(12):1196. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970290092033.
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As is stated in the introduction to this book, premarital counseling is an extension of preventive medicine in the family unit. That it is important would seem to be an indisputable fact, yet, unfortunately, far too many physicians tend to shrug it off as something that has nothing to do with medicine. Inquirers are referred to psychologists or marriage counseling agencies that, even though admittedly providing excellent services, still cannot give the all-inclusive guidance the physician can and should offer. As the authors point out, this type of assistance is not beyond the scope of the general practitioner, despite the tendency to assign it to various specialty fields. After instructions on taking a premarital history and making necessary examinations are given in the manual, there is a chapter, which gives extensive guidance, dealing with interview of the couple. Interspersed throughout this chapter are questions and answers exchanged by the three

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