As would be expected, because this volume presents material assembled from health and welfare publications of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., sensible recommendations and reliable information are provided. The editor has set up the data in four sections, with some slight overlapping. The first section contains hints for good health, with chief emphasis upon food and nutrition, and has numerous helpful charts and other illustrations on this subject.
In the second section, dealing with common discases and disorders, 32 conditions are given detailed attention, ranging from appendicitis to whooping cough. Discussions of many of these were prepared with the assistance of interested national voluntary or governmental agencies. The third section, on child care, includes information for expectant mothers, tabulations on common childhood diseases, an immunization timetable, measurement of physical growth, consideration of behavior problems, and discussion of child safety. The final section, on safety and first aid, is especially well