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The author is a prominent psychoanalyst, and this is not his first successful work in psychoanalytic and psychiatric literature. This work pertains entirely to children and child life, and is written almost entirely from a psychoanalytic point of view. Frequent reference is made, however, to Jean Jacques Rousseau and it is felt throughout that the principles of the education of children as advanced by Rousseau give the author as much material as does his freudian background. The development of the mental and emotional life, the ego, the personality and every possible detail concerning the child is gone into exhaustively. Active correlation of psychoanalytic theories and practices with the daily problems and technic of handling children is frequently attempted. It is doubtful whether there is in print a clearer, simpler presentation of the psychoanalytic principles and point of view than is contained in this book. It is exceptionally clearcut, particularly in
Set the Children Free.. Arch NeurPsych. 1934;31(4):892. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1934.02250040216020