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August 1942

From Infancy Through Childhood.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(2):400. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010080194017

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Dr. Sauer has written a small (190 page) book for mothers which will fill a definite need. The chapters are on the prenatal and newborn periods, breast feeding, bottle feeding, vitamins and balanced diets, physical health, mental health, common noncontagious diseases, common contagious diseases, the prematurely born infant, the adopted child, accidents and poisons and antidotes.

These subjects are dealt with briefly, so briefly that the mother who does not read much will find no difficulty in reading the book through and in using it for reference. There is a large field of usefulness for a volume that covers the subject of infant and child care in such an easy and readable manner.

Necessarily, the space for discussion is very limited. This is particularly felt in the consideration of minor bad habits in the chapter on mental health. Here lying, masturbation, temper tantrums and other such habits are dealt with

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