Book Reviews
February 1930


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By OBERMEDIZINALRAT DR. GUSTAV RIETHER. Fifth edition. Price, 4 marks. Pp. 136. Vienna: Franz Deuticke, 1930.

Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(2):465-466. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930140227025

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This booklet is a concise and more or less thorough guide for the instruction of mothers and nurses in the care of infants and young children. Breast feeding is quite adequately treated, and this chapter is probably the best in the book.

Since the author is a Viennese, artificial feeding is computed entirely according to von Pirquet's new system. A special chapter on diseases to which infants and young children are subject is complete and well done considering the size of the book. Some of the omissions are of especial interest, no mention being made of the use of cod liver oil or irradiated ergosterol in the prevention of rickets. Fruit juices are advised at the fourth month, but they are all lumped together as of equal value. Cereal is added to the diet at the seventh month, with the implication that if given earlier some danger to the child

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