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September 22, 1923

The Infant and Young Child: Its Care and Feeding from Birth Until School Age. A Manual for Mothers.

JAMA. 1923;81(12):1044. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650120076040

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This book fulfils almost every requirement for the proper instruction of mothers in the care of infants. The advice is practical, nonequivocal, simple and well illustrated. Just enough advice is given to inform parents concerning the main facts relative to illness, without inducing unsafe lay diagnosis and treatment. It is interesting that the authors recognize the fact that persons will indulge in some self-medication for minor conditions and that they recommend a suitable household medicine chest to control such conditions in childhood. On the whole, this is one of the most satisfactory books on the care of children yet published.

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