I wish that every mother of small and large children had this book. Further, I wish that they would read enough in it so that they would know how to find things quickly and easily. Lastly, I wish they would harken to the precautions and do all the things to prevent trouble that are so well listed. It is a book written in simple language; it explains how to prevent accidents and poisonings in the home, and what to do if something untoward happens.
In the area of detailed advice it runs from "keep part of the playpen in the shade," to "drugs should never be referred to as candy." Directions are reasonable and accurate.
As with any such book there is always the problem of finding the critical page when one is upset. For instance, if a child eats mistletoe, emesis should be induced. How to induce vomiting was
Cutting WC. Dangers to Children and Youth. Arch Intern Med. 1973;131(2):310. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.00320080146034
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