Medicine: Babies Then & Now

When the Government Printing Office gets a request for "the book," with 20¢^ enclosed, its clerks know just what is meant. Out goes another copy of the Children's Bureau booklet, Infant Care. Last week, this Government super-seller (more than 28 million copies sold) went into a new edition, its ninth since 1914. The new edition reverses a lot of the advice in the first.

Most striking is the about-face on feeding. In 1914, mothers were sternly enjoined that babies were to be fed at three-hour intervals for six months. In 1951: "Letting a baby...

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