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February 1953

A Pediatric Manual for Mothers.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(2):257. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070266019

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This is the newest book in the series directed to mothers. It is not an antepartum survey. The authors are well qualified to answer questions on the basis of 30 years' relationship to mothers.

The subjects are very contemporary, including such chapters as Dental Caries and the Fluorine Treatment; Surgical Treatment of Congenital Hearts; Allergy in Infants and Children; ACTH and Cortisone; The Rh Factor; The Wetzel Grids; Traveling with Baby; Baby Sitters, and Movies, Radio, Comic Books, and Television, as well as a wide range of more usual subjects. They cover physical, mental, and developmental problems.

The style is a question and answer format which makes it easy to refer to a given subject quickly. The index is extensive and the language is simple, avoiding medical "gobbledegook." The book is similar to Holt's "Care and Feeding of Children" and seems to cover as much in a more concise manner.

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