Book Reviews
July 1937

Feeding, Diet and the General Care of Children.

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By Dr. Albert J. Bell. Price, $2. Pp. 316, with 7 illustrations. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1937.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(1):199. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980010208016

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This book meets a demand which many mothers and nurses without special pediatric training may feel. Definite instructions are given as to breast feeding, the preparation of artificial foods, the clothing and bathing of the child and such procedures as lavage, gavage and the giving of enemas. There are also chapters on the recognition and general care of acute infections and chronic conditions, e. g., tuberculosis. It may appear to some persons that too much information is given, but it surely seems right that a mother should know, for example, of the possibility of pyloric stenosis so that she will not take her baby from the breast in a vain effort to find a food which will better agree with it and that she should have some knowledge of the symptoms of intussusception so that she may not delay in receiving medical advice. The chapter "Some Aspects of Child Behavior"

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