Medicine: Bodies Make a Difference

If a man's arms are short from shoulder to elbow, he is more than ordinarily susceptible to stomach ulcers. If he has kept a few baby teeth, he should watch his white blood-cell count. If a child has wide-set eyes, a low nose bridge, folds of skin obscuring the inner eye-corners and wide spaces between his front teeth, he should be especially careful about exposure to infantile paralysis.

Packed with such relationships between man and his bodily ailments is Human Constitution in Clinical Medicine (Hoeber; $3.50), by Dr. George Draper, Anthropologist C. Wesley Dupertuis...

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