Book Reviews
March 1930


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By L. F. MEYER and E. NASSAU. Price, 25 marks. Pp. 353, with 85 illustrations. Munich: J. F. Bergmann, 1930.

Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(3):679. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930150211024

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When one takes up this book he is struck in looking through it by the painstaking and methodical way in which the subject is treated. The book is not exhaustive, nor is it intended to be, but there is sufficient data to cover all the points that are necessary for the practical consideration of the subject.

The preliminary chapters on the physiology of the infant and on milk with digestion and metabolism are well considered and adequately treated. Breast feeding is considered in detail. The material on artificial feeding of the healthy child is most enlightening in view of the distorted ideas that some American students seem to have brought back from Germany. The ideas conform closely to those held by conservative pediatricians in this country. There is a chapter on the nourishment of the premature and debilitated child which is well worth reading. Possibly no part of the book,

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