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April 8, 1939

Babies are Human Beings: An Interpretation of Growth

JAMA. 1939;112(14):1417. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800140115034

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Abstract

This book, written by a pediatrician and his wife, presents the problem of growing up from the point of view of the child. This is indicated by various chapter headings, such as "The Baby Dilemma," "The Baby Responds to the World" and "The Baby's Way of Eating." Emphasis is laid especially on the response of the infant and on ways and means of making his environment as helpful as possible in developing his own personality and in fitting himself into this world without sacrificing his enthusiasm and energy, which is so evident at 2 and 3 years of age and which so often is lost later on. The volume should be helpful in solving many of the problems which the physician meets, not so much by the specific advice given in a particular situation as by serving as a basis for working out problems. For parents it should prove of

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