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May 1951

The Care of Your Child.

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By Béla Schick, M.D., and William Rosenson, M.D. Price, $0.25. Pp. 288. Dell Publishing Company, New York, 1949.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(5):750. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030763023

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This is a pocket-sized edition of a book on child care. As would be expected from the widely known reputation of the authors, its contents are authoritative and reflect the present day point of view. A middle of the road course is taken between the former rigid routines and the modern trend toward the abandonment of all schedules and disciplines.

The book is conveniently divided into four parts. The first part deals with the prenatal period and covers such subjects as the Rh factor, rubella in pregnancy and the rooming-in arrangement. Other sections take up infancy, the preschool child and the disorders and diseases of childhood. Most parents will find chapter 13 on "Child Guidance and Behavior Problems" particularly useful.

It is the reviewer's impression that this is a carefully prepared, sound book, and one which will solve most of the problems encountered by parents.

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