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August 1951

Infant Nutrition.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(2):257. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040270020

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This is a concisely written text covering several aspects of the fundamentals of infant nutrition. It is a capable compilation of selected facts and research reports on infant nutrition accumulated in the last 20 years. The author wrote this book primarily for the use of the pediatrician and nurse interested in the growth and development of the infant.

The first chapter deals superficially with some aspects of the physiology of tissue metabolism. Part 2 consists of several chapters dealing with fetal nutrition. They cover the subject thoroughly. This is, perhaps, the strongest section of the book. However, in the chapter on vitamins no mention of vitamin B12 is made. This points up the observation that in this period of medical progress books become outdated before they reach their public. This section involves much more detail than the average practicing pediatrician or pediatric nurse wants, nor will it necessarily interest

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