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KING, F. Truby

Title Feeding and Care of Baby. issued by The Society for the Health of Women & Children.
Publisher London Macmillan and Co.
Date 1917
Book ID 36573


Early edition of this classic. Boards a little warped and somewhat marked, fore-edges grubby, small tear to one page else complete. A tight copy, no annotations. Used; Good It is the establishment of the Plunket Society in 1907 for which Truby King is best known. Set up to apply scientific principles to nutrition of babies, and strongly rooted in eugenics and patriotism, its 1917 "Save the Babies" Week had the slogan "The Race marches forward on the feet of Little Children". Truby King's methods to teach mothers domestic hygiene and childcare were strongly promoted through his first book on mothercare, "Feeding and Care of Baby" (first published in 1913, reprinted in 1916 and 1917) and via a network of specially trained Karitane Nurses and a widely syndicated newspaper column,
Price: £60.00

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