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This little book is intended for young mothers and is the result of courses given at L'Hospice des Enfants Assistés. In the introduction, in speaking of the book, the author says, "It is above all for future mothers of families, without giving them precise ideas of medicine. It ought by means of authoritative lectures, practical instruction and visits to the nurseries of the hospital lead them to comprehend how the feeding and regulation of the life of the young infant ought to be directed."
The book is similar to like books in English, having long chapters on maternal and artificial nursing and the care of the child. The instructions for clothing would confine the baby much more than is done in America. Otherwise, there is not a great deal of difference.
The last of the book has something to say about the laws of France with respect to the care
Manuel de puériculture.. Am J Dis Child. 1932;44(3):694. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1932.01950100211017