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August 23, 1941

Getting Ready to Be a Mother

JAMA. 1941;117(8):658. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820340080033

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The general practitioner, the obstetrician and the pediatrician often may find it advantageous to have a mother familiarize herself with the principles of conduct during and after pregnancy. This book may be recommended with confidence for this purpose. It should aid mothers materially in carrying out the physician's recommendations during pregnancy and in managing the infant during the important early weeks. As is true with many such books, certain ideas are advanced which may differ in point of view from those generally accepted, but these are presented only occasionally. For example, the suggested method of administering cod liver oil is not that which is generally approved. The makeup of the book is excellent and the illustrations are more than satisfactory; the book is clear, simple and interesting.

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