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Book Reviews
January 1939

Babies Are Human Beings.

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By C. Anderson Aldrich, M.D., and Mary M. Aldrich. Price, $1.75. Pp. 128, with 5 illustrations. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1938.

Am J Dis Child. 1939;57(1):237. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1939.01990010246018

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Abstract

The authors have discussed the psychologic aspects of the baby's life and of his training in good habits from a practical point of view.

It is obvious that they have had intimate personal experience with children. The material indicates that many problems which confront the parents of a baby may be met with success. The discussion of the scientific basis for training furnishes adequate reasons for the directions given. The illustrative case histories tend to emphasize and clarify the advice. Throughout the book there is keen appreciation of the differences between individual babies. The right of each baby to his own variation within the normal pattern of development is clearly recognized.

Both mothers and fathers will benefit by reading this book. It will also be useful for teachers and could be read with profit by most physicians.

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