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August 1928


Am J Dis Child. 1928;36(2):420. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920260228021

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This book covers a wide range and contains a good theoretical discussion of the subject. The historical references are good, but one wonders in looking over the 100 portraits in the text just what some of the originals contributed to the subject.

All phases of child hygiene are discussed, beginning with the antenatal period. Nutrition and artificial and breast feeding are discussed at some length, as is also prematurity.

One of the best chapters is that devoted to heliotherapy.

The prevention of infectious disease is well discussed and controversial points are taken up exhaustively and are well illustrated.

The chapter on "Mental Hygiene of Early Life" treats a subject which is especially appealing at the present time.

The book is neither a practical treatise nor a reference book, but falls some place between the two.

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