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Book Reviews
June 1941

How to Raise a Healthy Baby.

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By Dr. L. J. Halpern. Price, $1.95. Pp. 388, with 29 illustrations. New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1941;61(6):1352. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1941.02000120224021

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In this book, which is written in a pleasing style, the author through questions and answers has covered the everyday problems of the thild in health and disease. Special emphasis has been placed on diet, growth and development and care and training from birth to the age 6 years. The book gives no medical advice which might lead to "home prescribing." Instead, it emphasizes the importance of periodic visits to the physician's office and early consultation with him whenever the child shows any departure from normal health.

There may be differences of opinion about some of the advice given, but these differences will prove no greater than the divergences in ideas about methods of daily practice which are common among physicians.

Throughout the book the author has attempted to explain simply and sanely to the uninformed mother the mental and physical requirements of the growing child. This is a book

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