August 1958

The Good Housekeeping Book of Baby and Child Care.

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By L. Emmett Holt Jr., M.D. Price, $4.95. Pp. 288, with more than 100 illustrations. Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc., 35 W. 32d St., New York 1, 1957.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;96(2):249. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060060251017

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As the title implies, this is a book for parents. The eminence of the author in the pediatric world is a guarantee of a superior product. Simplicity and forthrightness characterize the presentation of material. Excess wordage and dogmatic viewpoints are avoided. Facts consistent with modern concepts of child raising are set forth in a manner easy for the parent to grasp, and numerous subheadings permit ready location of desired items of specific information. A generous supply of appropriate illustrations enhances the over-all readability of the book. It deserves a rating of excellent, and physicians can recommend it to their patients confident that the information obtained from it will be accurate, helpful, and up to date.

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