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August 21, 1943

Holt's Care and Feeding of Children

JAMA. 1943;122(17):1214. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840340062034

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This book has been standard ever since the first edition appeared half a century ago. Since that time many things have happened, and the Holts, father and son, and their manual have had a part in them. Infant lives have been saved, health and feeding problems have been conquered, until the problem is not so much keeping children alive as teaching them to live and learning to live with them. The latest edition of Holt's manual takes cognizance of behavior problems, and deals with them in the same simple practical way as with directions about how to wash diapers and how to feed the baby artificial formulas as ordered by the doctor. The manual is a question and answer book, and it covers literally everything that a young mother would want or need to know. This edition can be recommended as whole heartedly as previous ones have been.

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