Book Reviews
January 1933

Cultivating the Child's Appetite.

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By Charles Anderson Aldrich, M.D. Second edition. Price, $1.25. Pp. 137. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1932.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(1):223. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950140233025

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Knowledge of dietetics has made noteworthy advances in the past decade, and people in general have become well informed on the foods included in the so-called proper diet. However, insistence on the child eating prescribed kinds and amounts of food has led frequently to objection from the child, manifested by poor appetite, refusal of food and behavior problems. Dr. Aldrich discusses this situation from the standpoint of a pediatrician who has had years of experience and has devoted considerable study to the problem.

The technic of feeding and the psychologic considerations involved are stressed chiefly. The factors affecting a child's appetite are thoroughly presented, as well as practical suggestions on the prevention and cure of anorexia. This book should be of great value not only to mothers, by whom it can be easily read and understood, but also to nurses, physicians and psychologists who deal with children. The second edition

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