Book Reviews
April 1935

The Care and Feeding of Children.

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By L. Emmett Holt Jr. Fifteenth edition. Price, $1.25. Pp. 246. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1934.

Am J Dis Child. 1935;49(4):1099. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970040267029

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This book is dedicated to young mothers and is intended to inform them of the common facts about infants and children which they should know. It is written in question and answer form—the questions being those frequently asked by mothers and the answers those given by pediatricians. Emphasis is placed primarily on the care of the well child and only secondarily on the care of the child during illness.

The chief changes in this edition occur in the chapter on infant feeding, although there are other minor changes and additions to bring the material up to the latest available knowledge.

There are five chapters: "The Care of Infants," "Infant Feeding," "Premature Infants," "Older Children" and "Miscellaneous." Mental hygiene is little discussed. It would seem that more discussion of this subject would be appropriate for a book of this kind.

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