As the title suggests, this book is something different. Without being flippant, one can say that it is a chatty book. It conveys in a conversational manner to the mother and, incidentally, to the physician many of the things which both should know. It is evidently material which has been culled from experience and contains an amount of hard common sense that one would scarcely expect to find in so small a volume. It can be recommended to any mother and to any physician who has to care for babies. It will save the former much anxiety and will relieve the latter of much attention to details unimportant to him but of supreme importance to his patients. Altogether, this is an excellent book.