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A Guide to Child Health Paperback – November 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 477 pages
  • Publisher: Floris Books; 3 edition (November 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0863156061
  • ISBN-13: 978-0863156069
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,251,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'This is an invaluable book ... very practical with many examples of conflict and crisis presented along with possible solutions. I recommend this book as an essential addition to your library.' -- Education Otherwise, August 2005 'A vital book for all parents who seek a deeper understanding of their child's health. 'The Green Parent Favourite' award.' -- The Green Parent, November 2004 'Full of the kind of wise tips that used to get passed down from mother to daughter but are sadly missing in this day and age. An invaluable reference source which I found very comforting when my daughter was ill with a very high temperature recently. Highly recommended.' -- Juno: A natural approach to family life, Summer 2004 'A book to be recommended to parents who seek for a deeper understanding about their children's illnesses.' -- British Homeopathic Journal 'An excellent picture of the development stages, children's problems and illnesses, and is a good reference. This book should be on the shelf of every parent and general practitioner.' -- Anthroposophy Today

About the Author

Dr. Michaela Glöckler has been Leader of the Medical Section at the Goetheanum, the School of Spiritual Science in Dornach, Switzerland since 1988. She attended the Waldorf School in Stuttgart, then studied German language, literature, and history in Freiburg and Heidelberg. She studied medicine in Tübingen and Marburg and trained as a pediatrician at the community hospital in Herdecke and at the Bochum University Pediatric Clinic. Until 1988 she was a colleague in the children's outpatient clinic at the Community Hospital in Herdecke and served as school doctor for the Rudolf Steiner School in Witten, Germany. Dr. Glöckler has written extensively on health and medicine.

Dr. Wolfgang Goebel trained at the university pediatric clinic in Tübingen and, for a year and a half, at the Ita Wegman hospital in Arlesheim, Switzerland. He co-founded the pediatric department at the community hospital in Herdecke and was its leading physician until 1995. He has also facilitated conferences on immunization and related topics.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kristine Hunt on May 28, 2006
Format: Paperback
I treasure this book because it helps me be more confident in my ability to care for my children. The two physicians give practical advice on how to manage illness and promote health.

Even if you do not know about or follow anthroposophical guidelines, this book can help you understand how children's illnesses work, how to safely care for the child at home, and how to promote true health in the child.

Of note are the sections on diagnosis and treatment of fevers, immunizations, and caring for the infant.

Above all, the authors advise again and again to follow your instincts, consult a physician when you feel it's necessary, and do not follow any dogmatic principles instead of what you feel is right for your family!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Angelene on August 13, 2005
Format: Paperback
I struggled over whether or not to keep this book.

I decided to keep it because it has a lot of wholesome, practical information about caring for the whole child. Unfortunately the anthroposophical philosophy is found throughout. Now, I like some of the philosophy, as I believe in God and believe that it is healthy to live as close to nature as possible, to live according to daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly "rhythms". Yet I don't believe in reincarnation, so references to it turned me off.

However, because of the overwhelming amount of sensible information it contains, I've decided to keep it anyway. If you don't mind doing a lot of sifting, or if you are anthroposophical, you may really want this book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By p31Mom on March 12, 2009
Format: Paperback
This book is based on work done at the large anthorposophical hospital in Herdecke, W. Germany. Do at least a quick search on the Internet regarding Anthroposophy, its founder Rudolf Steiner and the medical work done under this religion/philosophy before you buy. If you are not a New Age person there might be a better choice of sensible childcare without the New Age religion intertwined.
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By Oleg V.g on September 25, 2010
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We fallow the recommendation from this book for any problem for our baby or to ad more to our knowledge.. a must to have
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maggie on February 24, 2011
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I am not sure what the previous reviews complain about New Age, religion, etc., not at all true. This book has definitely an anthroposophical background, not a surprise since the book is written by anthroposophical doctors.
Most of the information is really based on a lot of common sense and good old fashioned and forgotten home care for a sick child or even adult. This book is very valuable, it is easy to disregard some comments that are made in relation to reincarnation if you do not believe in it. I would not want to miss it from our book shelve, an fantastic resource and must have if you have small children!
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