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Robert Anderson Aldrich - bibliography

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American paediatrician, born December 13, 1888; died 1949.


  • Babies are human beings; an interpretation of growth.
    Written with Mary M. Aldrich.
    New York, Macmillan, 1938. 128 pages.
  • Feeding our old fashioned children; a background for modern mealtimes.
    Written with Mary M. Aldrich.
    New York, Macmillan, 1941. 112 pages.

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