Book Reviews
October 1944

Safe Convoy: The Expectant Mother's Handbook.

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By William J. Carrington, M.D. Price, $2.50. Pp. 256, with no illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1944.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(4):292. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020100064020

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This book is an addition to the handbooks for expectant mothers, of which there already are a number. It differs somewhat from most of those which have already been published in that it contains also a considerable amount of information concerning the care of babies. The book is written in an attractive style, and historical allusions are interpolated here and there, which add to the interest of the story which is being told.

Reproductive anatomy is explained briefly and well. A considerable amount of attention is given to diet; the vitamins are dealt with simply and adequately. The dietary section is to be commended, although the reviewer had supposed that Prochownik's diet for the production of a small child had been relegated to the limbo of forgotten things. The chapters on diagnosis and on labor are well done and will be understood easily by the average mother-to-be.

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