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February 1959

The Normal Child

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1959;97(2):253. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1959.02070010255027

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This book, according to the author, is designed for physicians. In its preface he states that it sets out to give the doctor as much help as possible in trying to decide whether an individual child is normal or abnormal and to give him as much guidance as possible in the management of simple behavior problems. "It is intended for all doctors who are concerned with the care of children, especially family doctors and doctors in the Child Welfare Service."

The book contains a section on feeding problems, under which are included "Breast-Feeding or Artificial Feeding, The Feeding Schedule, Some Breast-Feeding Problems, Breast and Nipple Difficulties, Insufficiency of Milk, Difficulties in the Breast-Fed Baby and in the Artificially Fed Baby." Another section deals with physical problems and includes various physical assessment methods, such as height and weight, and, curiously, the prevention of infection. Section 3 deals with developmental problems, including

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