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April 1931


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By J. V. C. BRAITHWAITE. Price, $1.75. Pp. 140. New York: William Wood & Company, 1930.

Am J Dis Child. 1931;41(4):1004. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1931.01940100260024

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So many books have appeared on this subject that one is inclined to view a new effort as just another book. This is not the case with this little volume. The author states that he has written a book for general practitioners, by a general practitioner, and he has done an excellent piece of work. Rarely will so much practical information be found in such a small volume. One third of the book is taken up with the subject of breast feeding. This is excellently written; if physicians met problems in breast feeding as Dr. Braithwaite has outlined, there would be more healthy babies and less business in patent foods for babies. The subject of artificial feeding is practically handled. The explanation of food metabolism is remarkably clear. Digestive disturbances are considered according to Finkelstein's original classification, and thus are easily explained. The final part deals with diseases that simulate

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