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December 22, 1923

The Normal Child. Its Care and Feeding.

JAMA. 1923;81(25):2139. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650250067037

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The list of books to advise mothers in the care of their children continues to increase rapidly; indeed, there has come to be such a similarity in standards that one wonders when the production of such volumes will end. In the preparation of the present book, Dr. Brown has availed himself of many previously published books of this character: for instance, he includes much material taken from government pamphlets; the entire chapter on growth of infant and child is taken from the book by Crozer-Griffith, and other sections are taken from books by Read, Bancroft, Smith and Pattie. The present volume would therefore appear to be an attempt to arrive at a standard outline. This it does in a fairly comprehensive way. It is unfortunate, however, that the author should say in the introductory chapter that the growing infant requires more attention than can be given by one person, and

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