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December 17, 1960

Infant Foods and Feeding Practice (A Rapid Reference Text of Practical Infant Feeding for Physicians and Nutritionists)

JAMA. 1960;174(16):2090-2091. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03030160076029

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Dr. Meyer has revised and changed the title of his first book Essentials of Infants Feeding for Physicians. Perhaps in no field of medicine are there more differences of opinion than in that of infant-feeding, but Dr. Meyer has avoided dogmatism and arbitrary directives on which successful and individual infant-feeding is based. The simpler means are especially stressed in this book. The practical application of the scientific principles pertaining to the art and science of infant nutrition are reviewed. The chapter on human milk and breast-feeding is especially well done. The chapter on the bottle-fed infant milk foods includes a classification of all of the products commercially available.

Sufficient information is given to enable the physician to use intelligently such special foods as are now available to permit individualization in infant-feeding. Tables from generally accepted authorities, containing the most recent information on nutritional data, have been carefully selected from many

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