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January 1949

The Baby's First Two Years.

Am J Dis Child. 1949;77(1):138. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1949.02030040145014

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Dr. Smith's book is in its fifth edition, which speaks well for its usefulness to the new mother. Certainly it stands out as an exception to the vast majority of books of this type which are now being published. The routine advice on feeding, training and habits is what one would expect from a man of Dr. Smith's experience. A brief chapter on sickness is a model of calm, common sense advise. A section on the new mother answers many of the problems with which she is confronted. The schedule of a baby's typical day, if read carefully, would save many a question. The section on recipes could well be omitted, since most of the preparations are available commercially.

This book is far above most of its type. It can be recommended for most new mothers.

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