Book Reviews
August 1933

L'hygiène sociale de l'enfance.

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Volumes I and II. By Dr. G. Banu. Price, 100 francs. Pp. 1,700. Paris: Masson & Cie. 1933

Am J Dis Child. 1933;46(2):465. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01960020228021

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The social hygiene of infancy is presented in this publication in a most comprehensive and well organized manner.

In volume 1 eugenics and heredity are first discussed. Maternal hygiene is thoroughly considered from every angle. The greater part of the first volume is taken up with the physiology, feeding and general hygiene of early infancy, with one section on the infant mortality in different countries.

Volume 2 deals with the hygiene of preschool and of school children. Preventive medical measures, morbidity and mortality, food, physical development, behavior, special classes for handicapped children, legislation affecting schools and organizations for child care are only a few of the topics ably and completely presented.

The author has maintained an international point of view throughout, and has consulted the literature of many countries extensively. The entire work is exceptionally well organized. This publication should prove of the greatest value to persons interested in the

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