October 1955

Illustrated Handbook of Child Care.

Author Affiliations

By Wava McCulloch, assisted by Marcella Gawronski, R. N. Price, $4. Pp. 231, with 400 illustrations. McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 330 W. 42d St., New York, 36, 1954.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(4):479. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010481022

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This is one of the most attractive books for mothers that the reviewer has seen. It contains care of the baby in the hospital, furnishings necessary for the nursery, preparation of formulas, dressing and bathing, and recognition of sickness. For his later life, there are toilet training, choice of toys, dress, baby sitters, care and nursing of illness, and the prevention of accidents. Each of these pages is illustrated with pictures by the author, who is an accomplished artist, thus making a series of whimsical drawings that make almost compelling as well as interesting reading.

These illustrations have been checked by Dr. Arthur H. Parmelee Sr. for accuracy in accepted practice, and there is nowhere the slightest pretension of supplanting the physician. This is the book the busy pediatrician can safely suggest to the mothers of his patients. It will save him countless hours of explanation, yet in no way

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