PABLUM, PARENTS AND PANDEMONIUM: Glimpses of a Pediatrician's World by

PABLUM, PARENTS AND PANDEMONIUM: Glimpses of a Pediatrician's World

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Dr. Ryan can be accused of writing down to his audience (""wee-weeing""?)--maybe he's been around youngsters too long--but he seems to be a nice man as well as a good practitioner and certainly his specialty holds the greatest potential. Here in random chapters he talks about parents--he's willing to learn from them too; or prophylactic pediatrics; or the declining house call (he sees 50 to 60 children in his nine to five office hours);polio that was and SIDS (crib death), that is the single largest killer under the age of one year; prenatal influences; gratuitous surgery; battered children; over medication and the prolongation of life; fads (MBD for one); etc., etc. Probably of greatest interest and benefit to the new and less sophisticated parent.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1975
Publisher: T. Y. Crowell