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August 1944

Care and Feeding of Children.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(2):151. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020080071014

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This is the sixteenth edition of a book for mothers written by L. Emmett Holt, M.D., in 1894 and revised and enlarged by his son, L. Emmett Holt Jr., M.D.

The book is fairly broad in scope, covering the care, growth and feeding (natural and artificial) of children. There are sections on the care of feeble and premature children and older children, the handling of behavior problems and the prevention and treatment of the common ailments of children.

The book is written in question and answer style, which seems to break the continuity of thought. However, the answers are simple, concise and scientifically correct. The style is especially effective in the section on behavior problems as it answers the questions that arise in almost every family.

The scope of this book is broad enough to include answers to most mothers' questions in regard to the day by day life of

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