This book, written by two teachers of hygiene and home nursing, is a useful and clearly written work. It emphasizes preventive health measures and is well oriented with respect to mental health. The health needs of the growing child are emphasized in the first half of the book. The latter half of the book is devoted to the actual nursing needs during illness. Throughout the book, in presenting methods and technics for care of the young or of the ill, that meticulous attention to detail characteristic of well trained nurses is evident. This book should be useful in the home and to doctors and nurses in informing and advising the layman.