Going To The Doctor

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9780201406948: Going To The Doctor

A lifetime of listening and caring has given Dr. T. Berry Brazelton unique empathy for his young patients. In this warm, delightful book, he explains each step of a visit to the doctor: from the stethoscope and checking the reflexes, to the eye chart and even the shots. His humor, honesty, and, above all, his respect for the child's curiosity and worries shine through on every page.Hilariously candid drawings by Dr. Brazelton's grandson Alfred express the child's point of view while vivid photos bring the reader right into the doctor's office. With an afterword to help parents make the most of each checkup, Going to the Doctor will fascinate all children and help them understand and even look forward to their next visit to the doctor.

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T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., founder of the Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Boston, is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Pediatrics and Human Development at Brown University. He is a famed advocate for children, and his many other internationally acclaimed books for parents include To Listen to a Child, Infants and Mothers , and, with Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D., The Irreducible Needs of Children .

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Ages 3^-6. The contemporary guru of pediatrics, whose books Infants and Mothers, To Listen to a Child, etc., have advised parents on the raising of children, here addresses children themselves. Each double-page spread, framed by a colorful border, focuses on one aspect of the physical exam conducted by a doctor or a nurse-practitioner. The conversational, informative text (pneumonia sounds like Rice Krispies crackling in the lungs of ill patients) is presented with sketches revealing a child's (Brazelton's grandson's) point of view and with beautifully composed photos of "Dr. B" talking with and examining his young patients. In addition to his concise explanations and reassurances about the purpose of checking blood pressure and private parts and the need for shots and medicines, Brazelton talks to parents in the afterword, giving advice on how to dispel the fears and discomforts that attend visits to the doctor. Brazelton was prodded to write this book when a six-year-old asked, "What are you looking for when you check children? Are you looking for their badness?" and he has hit on just what the doctor ordered to alleviate such anxieties. Ellen Mandel

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