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In this volume of a series of treatises on "The Health of Our Children" by Spanish writers, the author deals with the age periods of early infancy, childhood and adolescence. The physical and psychic changes which the child undergoes in transition from period to period are pointed out.
The importance of the diet is stressed. It must not be onesided. During the age of 3 to 7 years, 75 per cent of the substances fed must come from the vegetable kingdom and 25 per cent from the animal kingdom. From the age of 7 to 12 years, about 30 to 35 per cent animal matter must be given and the rest vegetable substances. Eggs are regarded as a valuable food, but much less important than milk. There should be a great deal of variety in the food.
The author shows that most alimentary intoxications occur from spoiled foods, and also
THE HEALTH OF OUR CHILDREN. VOL. V. THE DEVELOPMENT AND HYGIENE OF THE CHILD.. Am J Dis Child. 1926;32(1):162. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1926.04130070171017