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 understanding of the unenlightened layman, concretely, conservatively, cautiously covering the specific minutes 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 8,000,000 through insurance companies, etc. As consultant for the Journal-American he already has a wide audience. Medically he seems sound although too specific on variables; psychologically he seems somewhat unenlightened and inelastic by modern standards. But his text is more inclusive than any other book we have seen in this field. He covers pregnancy, equipment, feeding, 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 Bartlett and Holt, but wider coverage on routine topics.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1943
Publisher: Simon & Schuster