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The Woman Manual: The Practical Step-by-Step Guide to Women's Health for Men

BMJ 2004; 330 doi: (Published 30 December 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;330:49
  1. Paul Grant, senior house officer (,
  2. Clare Ilsley, senior house officer
  1. Conquest Hospital, Hastings, East Sussex

She Being Brand New is a clever metaphorical poem by E E Cummings that compares the seduction of a woman to the starting of a new car. The publishers of the Haynes motoring manuals have devised an “operating” health guide for every make, model, and colourof woman. It is the latest in a line of health awareness titles, including the Man, Cancer, Sex and Baby manuals, and aims to help men find out what is under the bonnet of these mysterious creatures. Traditionally, men have a poor …

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