News and Comment
July 1948

Your Baby: The Complete Baby Book for Mothers and Fathers.

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By Gladys Denny Shultz and Lee Forrest Hill, M.D. Price, $3.50. Pp. 278, with many illustrations. New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1948.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;76(1):117. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030030124016

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This book is one of the best to appear in the rapidly saturating field of baby books. It is well written, informative and complete. The text is divided into ten parts, which, in turn, are divided into forty-five chapters. With minor exceptions, these sections are well arranged and contain a mine of useful information for the new mother.

The opening part, of seven chapters, might be considered superfluous, though no fault can be found with its contents. Few, if any, prospective parents buy "baby books" before consulting their physician because of pregnancy. Sections on "Understanding Your Baby" and "The Right Start Is So Important" are well done. A discussion of the baby's progress from month to month is especially good. A slight confusion over immunization schedules is the only fault to be found. The next three sections take up the subject of the child during the years from 2 to

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