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April 25, 1885

Babyhood; Devoted Exclusively to the Care of Infants and Young Children, and the General Interests of the Nursery.

JAMA. 1885;IV(17):472-473. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390920024011

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We hail the appearance of this infant in journalistic circles with much more warmth than we could that of a new purely professional periodical. The field for the latter is already much crowded, but Babyhood is a periodical entirely sui generis, and it was a happy thought which prompted the editors to bring it into the world. Though it is only in its fifth number as yet, it shows evidence of staying strength; there are no indications that it will die of inanition. And it will augur badly for the good sense of our people when, if ever, it does so perish.

Babyhood is eminently a journal for the family, as most families have children. The April number opens with an article from the pen of Marion Harland, on "Baby's Day-nap" (showing that the day-nap is as important to the health of the baby as to the peace of the

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