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December 1936

Being Born.

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By Frances Bruce Strain. Price, $1.50. Pp. 144, with 27 illustrations. New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc., 1936.

Am J Dis Child. 1936;52(6):1517. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1936.04140060227023

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This book is an explanation of the subject of human reproduction for preadolescent boys and girls. It answers the questions concerning differences between the sexes, physical changes, mating, pregnancy, prenatal growth and birth. These subjects are taken up in an interesting way, and many illustrations are used.

The book is attractively bound, the printing is large and easy for children to read and the charts and photographs are well chosen. This is just the book that the pediatrician can recommend to harassed parents who are tired of answering: "Where did I come from?"

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