By William McKim Marriott, B.S., M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine. Cloth. Price, $5.50. Pp. 375, with 53 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1930.
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Apparently the only serious unfavorable criticism that might be made of this new contribution to infant nutrition relates to the typography of the volume. The paper is not up to the quality of the material printed on it, the type column is too wide, and the size of the book is inconvenient. The book purports to be a summary of present-day knowledge concerning the nutritional requirements of infants under normal pathologic conditions. It therefore concerns itself with growth and development, the metabolism of various ingredients of food, vitamins, the study of the stool, breast feeding, artificial feeding, the various types of substances used in feeding, disturbances resulting from malnutrition and bad feeding, and nutritional disturbances from other causes. Special chapters are, of course, devoted to highly important topics such as rickets, tetany, scurvy, disturbance of the acid-alkali balance, and the nutrition and development of the teeth. The author's style is
Infant Nutrition: A Textbook of Infant Feeding for Students and Practitioners of Medicine.. JAMA. 1930;95(19):1448. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720190060032