This won the 1937 $1,000 prize for the best book on a general science subject of interest to the average reader, and the author claims that it is the first attempt to present to the layman the story of birth, in concentrated, chronological sequence, day by day in the development of the embryo. It is a precise, lucid piece of work, intelligent in handling, with scientific terms carefully defined. The first part follows the evolution of the child, during the nine months; the second part deals with variations, etc. Nothing of the mother. The material is included in other more general books, such as the two Guttmacher volumes, but here simply the phase of development is taken out of the usual setting. Somewhat limited in appeal.