July 18, 1931

Child Health.

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By Mrs. Norma Selbert, R.N., B.S., M.A., College of Medicine of the Ohio State University. Cloth. Price, $1.60. Pp. 261, with 49 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1931.

JAMA. 1931;97(3):203. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730030053040

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With the growing interest in child health has come a multitude of books written in nontechnical language for parents, teachers and students on the various phases of child care. The efficacy of such books is determined by their simplicity of style, interest and accuracy. In this book are discussed some of the physical and social problems affecting the child's growth, the care of the child, and the child in high school. There is also some material concerning health problems in college and the working child. Occasionally the author deviates from accepted practices of the present day. For example, she recommends the use of celluloid teething rings. She also states that during the bottle-feeding of the infant the nipple should be removed from the baby's mouth several times so as to allow air that may have collected in the nipple to escape. This is obviously not the reason for removing the

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