A Baedeker to health, the ideal home reference book -- until the doctor comes. In itemised paragraphs, Dr. Thomen covers virtually every phase of sickness and health, crisply refuting many home remedies and theories, substituting medical facts, supported by statistics. Foods, diets, weight reduction, health habits (from cosmetics to suntans). Then major diseases (chronic, contagious, venereal), minor ailments, birth, marriage, death. All the data the layman should have is here.