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April 1936

Your Child in Health and in Sickness.

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By Hugh L. Dwyer, M.D. Price, $2.75. Pp. 333, with 32 illustrations. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1936.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;51(4):1000. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.01970160238017

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This book contains material on the care of the expectant mother, preparations for the baby, the new-born, the daily routine, growth and development, feeding, mixed diets, digestive disturbances, eating habits, vitamins, diseases of nutrition, posture, mental health, bad habits, contagious diseases, common diseases of childhood and emergencies. These subjects are all discussed in a readable manner which should be popular with the mother. The parts on eating habits, posture and training and mental health are especially good and are not found in most popular books for the laity. As to criticism, the reviewer does not believe that it is wise to give prepartum instruction to the mother in a book on pediatrics. The expectant mother is liable to receive too much varied advice as it is, and he thinks that her obstetrician is the only one qualified to give it. Also, why is it necessary to mention specified commercial products,

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