Book Reviews
September 1943

Healthy Babies Are Happy Babies.

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By Josephine Hemenway Kenyon, M.D. Third edition, revised. Price, $1.50. Pp. 343, with no illustrations. Boston: Little, Brown & Company (Atlantic Monthly Press Book), 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;66(3):340. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010210116008

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Dr. Kenyon's third revision of her well known book, "Healthy Babies Are Happy Babies," is one of the most complete volumes of its kind.

The first chapter of the book is devoted to good advice for the expectant mother, and the father comes in for a few words of comfort as well. The remainder of the book is concerned with the care of the baby from birth until the age of 3 years, and in each chapter there is additional advice on the care of the mother's health.

Dr. Kenyon has apparently used a wealth of source material, and her advice is in most instances well founded and authentic. One of the chief weaknesses of the book is that the discussion at times becomes too involved and redundant. It is the opinion of this reviewer that instructions to mothers should be as short, clear and concise as they can possibly

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