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February 11, 1939

Care of Infants and Children

JAMA. 1939;112(6):574. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800060090029

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There is a plethora of guide books for the mother in the care of the infant. Many of these books attempt too much. They give in great detail methods for calculating feeding formulas. They enter into the discussion of diseases, giving symptoms which may only mislead the mother into attempting diagnosis and treatment. This book is limited to efforts to aid the mother and the nurse in carrying out the physician's orders; it gives such advice as will be of value to the mother in caring for the normal infant. The description of the care of the premature infant is too brief and might well be expanded. The book contains much valuable material for the mother, the nurse and the young physician. It is clearly written in concise English diction yet sufficiently detailed without being verbose. Complete directions are given when necessary to permit the mother to carry out the

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