Book Reviews
January 1928


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By JOHN HOWELL WEST, PH.B., M.D. Price, Pp. 227. New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1927.

Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(1):166. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920190173023

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In this book the author discusses the care of children up to the school age, but special emphasis is placed on the first two years of life. The book is written for the mother in order to give her information about the routine care of her baby. The advice contained in the book is, on the whole, sound. In some places the mother is likely to be confused by a pseudoscientific discussion of the facts on which the advice is based.

The advice for feeding corresponds in general with modern practice. The recommendation for three hour intervals for bottle babies is somewhat more conservative than is generally in vogue at the present time. In fact, the whole tendency of the book is conservative, which perhaps is desirable considering that it is for lay use.

The occasional references to work at the Easton Hospital gives local flavor which detracts rather than

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