THE BABY MANUAL by Dr. Herman Bundesen


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The market for this should be infinite today -- for here is a book geared to the unenlightened layman, concretely, conservatively, cautiously covering the specific minutiae of baby care, information too often assumed but usually needed -- and not available -- when the young mother comes up against the actuality. Dr. Bundesen wrote a brief book on babies which was privately published and distributed to more than 8 million, through insurance companies, etc. As consultant for the Journal -American he already has a wide audience. Medically he seems sound; psychologically he seems somewhat unenlightened and inelastic by modern standards. But his text is more inclusive than any other book in the field that we have seen. He covers pregnancy, equipment, feeding (including making the formula), bathing, clothing, sleep, sun and air, ailments, both chronic and sporadic; growth and training, bad habits, prematures, month by month record of progress. Standard type of book, like birtlett and Holt, but wider coverage on routine topics.

Pub Date: Nov. 8th, 1944
Publisher: Simon & Schuster