Pye Henry Chavasse was a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Advice to a Mother on the Management of Her Children is divided into three sections. Section one covers questions concerning infancy including ablution, management of the navel, navel rupture--groin rupture, clothing, diet, vaccination and re-vaccination, dentition, exercise, sleep, the bladder and the bowels, ailments, and disease, etc. The second section covers childhood including abluiton, clothing, diet, the nursery, exercise, amusements, education, sleep, second dentition, disease, etc, warm baths, warm external applications, and accidents. The final section covers boyhood and girlhood including ablution, management of the hair, clothing, diet, air and exercise, amusements, education, household work for girls, choice of profession or trade, sleep, on the teeth and gums, and prevention of disease, etc..