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February 1933

Psychology and Psychiatry in Pediatrics: The Problem. Report of the Subcommittee on Psychology and Psychiatry of the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection.

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;29(2):428-429. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240080218020

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Abstract

This book is the report of the Subcommittee on Psychology and Psychiatry of the White House Conference on Child health and Protection. It consists of two parts: first, the report itself on the relation of psychology and psychiatry to pediatrics, and second, the discussion of that report and a presentation of typical programs of organizations, such as the Merrill-Palmer School, Institute for Child Guidance, Essex County Juvenile Clinic, training centers for psychiatric social workers and the visitors and teacher groups, which are dealing with and training people to deal with children's problems. The Committee concludes that adequate medical care of the child cannot be given without intelligent attention to the intellectual and emotional difficulties which may be present. However, the fields of psychology and psychiatry are broad and rather ill defined, and physicians in general are not urged to attempt to become expert in these subjects. There is, however, such

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