This monograph deals with the care and feeding of infants chiefly. It seems to have been written for nurses, social service workers and laymen rather than for physicians, as the topics are discussed in an elementary manner. In the first chapter prenatal hygiene is discussed. This includes the marriage of narcotic addicts and the prevention of tuberculosis and syphilis. The measures adopted in France for medical and social care during pregnancy are described. The physiology and hygiene of the new-born period are rather briefly considered. The directions for the feeding of infants are more extensive. The final chapter contains a discussion of procedures of value in preventing common contagious and infectious diseases during infancy.