September 1936

Infant Nutrition.

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By W. McKim Marriott, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine. Second edition. Price, $4.50. Pp. 431, with 27 illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1935.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;58(3):576. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170130205017

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The first edition of this book appeared in 1930 and was received kindly. Every one knew the abilities of the author and felt sure that any volume on infant nutrition from his pen would be worth reading. Therefore the reviews, on the whole, were favorable. The Journal of the American Medical Association (95:1448 (Nov. 8) 1930) stated "in the brief period since it was first made available, the book has received an extraordinary popularity."

There were certain faults in the book, generally admitted, the most serious being its typography. The size and shape were wrong; the paper was rough rather than smooth so that the printing appeared to be indented rather than standing out, and, on the whole, anatomically, there were several undesirable features. All these have been eradicated.

The second edition of "Infant Nutrition" is better printed and of far more attractive appearance than its predecessor. It has

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