March 1953

Healthy Babies: A Complete Handbook for Modern Mothers.

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By Josephine Hemenway Kenyon, M.D., and Ruth Kenyon Russell, M.D. Price, $3. Pp. 317. Little, Brown & Company, 34 Beacon St., Boston 6, 1951.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(3):392. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070404018

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Kenyons' book has been a popular "baby book" since its appearance in 1934. The present fifth edition has been rewritten and revised to include sections on prenatal health of the mother and the child who is slow to develop. The text is modern in its thinking and should cause little criticism of its contents. The index is adequate and makes it easy for the mother to find any subject she wishes.

As always this book can be recommended as one of the better of the flood of "baby books."

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