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December 17, 1910

Children's Diet in Home and School.

JAMA. 1910;55(25):2179-2180. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330250075035

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This attractive appearing little volume is one of a type that is unfortunately not rare and which, therefore, deserves more comment than it would in itself warrant. The author of this "reference book for parents, nurses, teachers, women's clubs and physicians" is a lay woman who is also editor of "The Children's Library" and author of "Stories for Children," "How to Feed Children," "The Education and Amusement of Children," etc. A number of pages of this book are devoted to infant-feeding and these best illustrate the point here emphasized. This field that the pediatrician of wide experience and profound training goes into with fear and uncertainty, the author enters as calmly as if she were telling a fairy tale to a child. Only a direct quotation can fully convey this ingenuousness. We are told: "Milk prepared with Fairchild's peptogenic milk powder may be used as a substitute without fear during

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