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July 21, 1956

Your Baby's Care: The First Month. A Step-by-Step Procedure for Inexperienced Mothers

JAMA. 1956;161(12):1209. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970120091023

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This manual for the uninitiated mother, written by a practical nurse with 10 years' experience, contains many practical suggestions. The new mother, however, would probably be overwhelmed by the apparent complexity of simple procedures. Many commercial products are recommended for no reason other than that the author has used them. The author invades the field of pediatrics with advice with which many pediatricians would not agree. This book adds little to the already voluminous lay literature available on infant care.

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