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October 1944

Feeding Babies and Their Families.

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By Helen Monsch and Marguerite K. Harper. Price, $3.50. Pp. 386, with 74 illustrations, 51 numbered and many unnumbered tables. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(4):290. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020100062012

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From years of experience in feeding mothers and children and in teaching family nutrition the authors have compiled a volume which will prove informative and stimulating to doctors, nutritionists, home economists and dietitians and will merit their recommending it to women interested in assuring their families every nutritional advantage possible. The book is a comprehensive summary of the best scientific information available concerning foods, their preparation and feeding, and their influence on the life of mother and fetus, infant, child, adult and aged person. The text is informal, with humor and pathos intertwined to dramatize the essential role that foods have in building healthy bodies. The emphasis is placed on the practical problems of feeding rather than on academic considerations, and the presentation is unusual in its lack of dogmatism. Both sides of controversial issues are presented, and a great effort has been made to explain the "why" of each

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