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THE

CARE OF THE BABY

A MANUAL FOR MOTHERS AND NURSES

CONTAINING

.
PRACTICAL..DIRECTIONS FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF
INFANCY AND CHILDHOOD IN HEALTH

AND IN DISEASE

BY

J. P. CROZER GRIFFITH, M. D.
Clinical Professor of Diseases of Children in the Hospital of the University of Penn-
sylvania; Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Philadelphia Polyclinic and
School for Graduates in Medicine; Physician to the Children's Hos-
pital, to the Methodist Episcopal Hospital, and to St. Agnes'
Hospital, Philadelphia; Member of the American
Pædiatric Society and of the Association

of American Physicians.

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Copyright, 1893, by
W. B. SAUNDERS

ELECTROTYPED BY
WESTCOTT & THOMSON, PHILADA.

PRESS OF
W. B. SAUNDERS, PHILADA.

PGL

085 1895

PREFACE.

The author has endeavored in the following pages to furnish a reliable guide for mothers anxious to inform themselves with regard to the best way of caring for their children in sickness and in health.

The first chapter of the book discusses the hygiene of pregnancy, the method of calculating the date of confinement, and similar data. The characteristics of a healthy baby are considered in the second chapter, and the growth of its mind and body in the succeeding one. The chapters which follow relate to the methods of bathing, dressing, and feeding children of different ages, to the hours for sleeping, to physical and mental exercise and training, and to the proper qualities of the children's various nurses and rooms. A special effort has been made to emphasize details and to make them clear, complete, and thoroughly up to date.

The chapter upon the baby's diseases has been written particularly for those inothers who, through various circumstances, are unable to have a physician constantly within a moment's call. It contains a description of the symptoms by which we may know that disease is present; a consideration of the nursing of sick children; a concise résumé of the commonest diseases of infancy

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