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The scope of this work is advice to the prospective mother before her babe is born, and for the care of her child through its infancy. The chapter on Preparation for Motherhood is brief but sensible and practical, including diet, dress, exercise, care of the breasts, selection of the nurse, outfit for the lyingin chamber, for the baby basket, etc. This is followed by chapters on the nursery, the baby's bath, hours of sleeping, feeding, air and exercise, dress, growth and development, disorders from improper feeding, evidences of illness and domestic treatment. The latter includes the simplest of remedies and remedial measures, how to give medicines, nursery emergencies, etc. The above is but a brief outline of what appears in part one. In part two are considered all the various ailments to which children are subject. The method adopted in this part is peculiar, certainly practical, although not systematic. It
The Century Book for Mothers. A Practical Guide in the Rearing of Healthy Children. JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(1):49–50. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480010053024
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