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November 1948

Baby Care from Birth to Birthday.

Am J Dis Child. 1948;76(5):599. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1948.02030030612017

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This attractive book was written by a practicing pediatrician as a guide for mothers during the first year of the baby's life. Its scope of only one year is likely to satisfy most mothers, whose greatest problems arise in their first year of motherhood. The text is divided into chapters covering each month of life, with additional sections on the baby's needs, feeding, premature babies, diseases and disorders of infancy, contagious and infectious diseases and emergency treatment and first aid.

Dr. Lawler has attempted to answer questions he is most frequently asked in his practice. Certainly he covers the more important ones, and if many are left unanswered, no book would cover all of them. Few pediatricians will find any serious criticisms to make of the text, which is clearly and concisely written. The illustrations are both profuse and excellent and will in themselves form a valuable text for new

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