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This well written book is intended for mothers who have an interest in some of the scientific reasons for the care of the child. The author states that such a book is in no way intended to take the place of a physician, but one wonders if there would not be such a tendency in such a full development of the subject. The first section deals with prenatal care for the mother and the care of the baby for the first two weeks. The second section takes up the care of the baby for the first year of life, and the third section, the care of the older infant and child. The last section discusses special problems, such as summer care of the infant and child, the premature baby, minor ailments and accidents, contagious diseases, preventive measures and the problems of behavior.
Some of the procedures given might be open