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October 1948

Infant Nutrition.

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By P. C. Jeans, M.D., and Williams McKim Marriott, M.D. Fourth edition. Price, $6.50. Pp. 516, with illustrations. St. Louis: C. V. Mosby Company, 1947.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;76(4):475. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030030487012

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This volume has deservedly become a standard work on infant nutrition, one of the "classics" of American pediatrics. As stated in the preface to the third and fourth editions, the book is intended to be useful to both students and practitioners, an intention which is admirably fulfilled. For use as a text, the material is presented with organization, logic and lucidity, while the inclusion of a great deal of practical detail makes the volume invaluable as a handy reference for the practicing physician. Because of the breadth of the subject essayed, the work must necessarily be encyclopedic. This scope unavoidably leads to overcondensation of some material and overweighting and unnecessary exposition of other subjects. A chapter devoted to "acid milk," for example, occupies more space than one proposing to cover the subject of "protein metabolism." The entire work is written with commendable conservatism and with proper restraint in recommending new,

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