Normal children fare poorly in this day of enzyme chemistry and exotic syndromes. But they cannot be ignored. Mothers' questions about normal children and about child-rearing must still be answered by their physicians. This English book, very worthwhile, is indeed a treasury of practical answers to common pediatric problems.
Breast feeding, rarely taught in current medical education, finds a welcome place here, and in several chapters, the author discusses the problems and mechanics of successful breast feeding. He presents the developmental milestones of infancy and childhood in thorough form, dwelling upon the individual variation so often found. His chapters concerning personality development and discipline contain wit and humor and also provide a firm philosophy of child-rearing.
Preparation and selection of formulas are oriented toward English brand names, but that chapter is a minor bit of provincialism in an otherwise universally applicable book.