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June 6, 1908

The Mother's Year-Book.

JAMA. 1908;L(23):1922. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530490050025

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This is in no sense a medical work, but one that deals with the daily life of the child from its birth till the end of the first year. The author has evidently studied children closely and her remarks are on the whole practical. She wisely emphasizes the importance of breast feeding and lays stress on the duty of the mother to nurse her child, describing the difference between the healthy, happy, breast-fed infant and the pale, weak, bottle-fed child with its tendency to intestinal disturbances. The child's first attempts to express pleasure or pain are described and the mental and physical development are discussed at length. The book is one which could be read by all young mothers with profit; it will aid them in studying the development of the child and in understanding it.

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