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The opening chapter of this book depicts the evolution which preceded the refinements of technic in present day methods of care of children. The student learns that children require protection and guidance in order to develop into well and useful citizens. In achieving that goal the nurse has a privileged role to fill.
Physical growth and development, mental, nervous and emotional development and mental hygiene are presented in chapters 2, 3 and 4. The adult's attitude is rightly emphasized, since it is of major importance in the life of a child.
In chapters 5, 6 and 7 the subject of nutrition is covered adequately. The subject of abnormalities of nutrition, which in the 1939 edition was placed under nutrition, now appears under diseases and abnormalities, which is an improvement.
The chapter on children in the home acquaints the student with the child's life in his usual surroundings and describes the
Mitchell's Pediatrics and Pediatric Nursing.. Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(6):428. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020120062010