By L. Emmett Holt Jr., M.D. Sixteenth edition. Price, $2.00. Pp. 321, with no illustrations. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1943.
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Dr. L. Emmett Holt Jr. has revised the book his father first wrote fifty years ago and has added new material. Since its first copyright, in 1894, the original book or its revisions have been read by many thousands of parents.
The newest edition offers solutions to a great many more problems than were discussed in previous editions. Some of the new sections are concerned with allergy, behavior problems, vitamins and inoculations.
In this volume the author almost too completely covers all the phases of the care and feeding of children. His presentation consists of the question and answer technic, which may not be easily read by some mothers. However, this technic is especially good for some of the sections, such as the chapters on behavior problems and contagious diseases, but it leads to complete stoppages of thought too frequently for effective study of the volume.
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Care and Feeding of Children.. Am J Dis Child. 1943;66(5):587. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010230119011