By Eric Pritchard, M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., Medical Director, Infants Hospital, London. Cloth. Price, 4/6. Pp. 272, with 9 illustrations. London: Henry Kimpton, 1934.
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This little manual was intended to serve as a textbook for students of midwifery. It is a series of lectures on the subject of the care of the new-born baby. The author's style is distinctly informal and direct. Facts are concisely presented but correlated with enough interesting detail so that they engage the reader's interest. The management, clothing and feeding of the new-born baby are first considered. Next, prematurely born infants are considered in detail from the standpoint of care and feeding. The minor ailments and common complaints of the new-born are concisely discussed, as are the common diseases of the new-born. While the author reflects the English school of thought, the book is so fundamentally sound in principle that it is well adapted to American instruction. The book will find its greatest field of usefulness among the nursing profession.
The New-Born Baby: A Manual for the Use of Midwives and Maternity Nurses. JAMA. 1935;104(11):945. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760110073038