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August 16, 1941

Feeding Our Old Fashioned Children: A Background for Modern Mealtimes

JAMA. 1941;117(7):575. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820330079039

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Probably the most common problem presenting itself in pediatric practice is that of the child who will not eat. This book has been prepared in an effort to aid parents in the solution of that situation. The first ten chapters of the book are devoted to presentation of the problem and discussion of the etiologic factors contributing to the refusal of food. The last chapter is concerned with the treatment of the child afflicted with anorexia. Unfortunately, parents do not become aware of the problem until it is well established; hence it would seem that more material should be devoted to the unraveling of the situation rather than to the discussion of the elements responsible for its inauguration. The theories and ideas presented appear sound. On the other hand, it would appear that the field of usefulness of this book is somewhat limited.

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