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September 1967

The Sounds of Babies.

Am J Dis Child. 1967;114(3):344. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090240158022

The Sounds of Babies is a long-playing two-sided 12-inch recording of all sorts of sounds emitted by babies when crying, burping, stooling, hiccoughing, coughing, sneezing or simply experimenting with their vocal equipment. This fascinating spectrum of infantile noises was assembled by Dr. Harry F. Dietrich of Los Angeles. "The primary purpose of the album is to acquaint new parents or those about to become parents with the startling collection of noises and explosions that babies—even very tiny infants—can create with little or no effort." In the opinion of this reviewer the purpose has been accomplished admirably. Young parents will surely be edified by a sound dictionary accompanied by the definitions of Dr. Dietrich's narration. Practitioners of pediatrics could wisely own several or more copies of this recording to be doled out to new parents in a lending library sort of way.

A word of warning may be in order to

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