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September 1947

Their Mothers' Sons: The Psychiatrist Examines an American Problem.

Arch NeurPsych. 1947;58(3):388. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1947.02300320139013

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This book is a warning to mothers of the United States to liberate their sons and thus make for less neurosis in American society. The reader will find in this volume an excellent description of the different forms and expressions of "mother love" and the subtle means that "Mom" uses to keep her son from becoming a mature man. Strecker stresses the responsibility of the sincere mother slowly, intelligently and kindly to wean her son from herself and so develop in him the independent strength of maturity. The volume is recommended.