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May 18, 1929

Sozialhygiene im Säuglings- und Kleinkindesalter.

JAMA. 1929;92(20):1700-1701. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700460056031

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In this thoughtful and conveniently arranged volume, the author surveys briefly and concisely the problems of morbidity and mortality in the various periods of childhood. He also gives an account of the valuable prophylactic measures that may be employed to minimize the toll of sickness and death during the early period of life. In the first division of the book he treats of the new-born period and considers in some detail the various diseases and accidents common to this period of life. Among other things he points out that neonatal mortality cannot be influenced by efforts of infant welfare organizations and comes to the conclusion, which is generally accepted throughout the civilized world, that on account of improvement in general hygiene and of the better protection afforded to older infants, the mortality is diminished but the death rate among the new-born remains stationary. He sees from this that further reduction

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