This book consists of a series of lectures which Pritchard has given to students on the subject of the care of new-born babies. It is divided into twenty-five chapters covering clothing, management of the child, feeding, disturbances of feeding, premature infants and the common diseases existing in the new-born.
The book is interesting reading for any one wishing to review the subject. It has the common failing of books of this size: It is too complicated for mothers who wish information and not detailed enough for any one wishing to specialize in the subject. It is even too complicated for the class of persons for whom it was evidently written—midwives and maternity nurses. However, it is an interesting book for the pediatrician who wishes to find out the manner in which the new-born baby is cared for in England.