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March 26, 1960

Complete Child Care in Body and Mind: A Modern Parents' Guide to the Healthy Growth and Development of the Newborn, the Infant, the Child and the Adolescent

JAMA. 1960;172(13):1459. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020130117031

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This fact-packed volume contains the story of childhood health care from birth through adolescence. It is a plain book with no fancy art work, no glossy prints, no color plates, and no typographical embellishments. It is perhaps best described as a working book, into which the author has put a world of information. Since the author is no amateur in this area, he has arranged his material in an attractive and logical manner. The volume is divided into five parts, dealing with the infant, the preschool child, the school child, the preadolescent, and the adolescent. These parts contain detailed discussions that clarify the many questions which inevitably occur to all parents.

There are 28 tables in the book, most of which present detailed information about feeding schedules, menus, and choice of special-purpose foods. There are height-weight charts, information about caloric values of common foods, and two interesting tabulations dealing with

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