Book Reviews
September 1938

A Guide to Mothers in Hawaii.

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By Joseph Palma, M.D. Pp. 135. Honolulu, Hawaii: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 1938.

Am J Dis Child. 1938;56(3):715. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1938.01980150235027

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Dr. Palma's book is a delightful source of information for the mother during pregnancy and during the early life of her children. It is characterized by a thorough understanding of the subject, rare common sense and kindly humor. The necessary equipment for adequate care of the child is discussed in detail, as well as methods of maintaining hygiene and ways of meeting the nutritional requirements of the child. The short but adequate chapter on mental hygiene should prove particularly satisfactory; it is a counterbalance to the mass of unselected material on this subject which many mothers encounter. Chapters concerning the care of the sick baby, contagious diseases and traveling with a baby show the same emphasis on essential considerations. The book need not be confined to Hawaii, although it was written particularly for that territory.

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