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March 15, 1941

A Boy Grows Up

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By Harry C. McKown and Marlon LeBron. Cloth. Price, $2. Pp. 299, with illustrations by E. R. Conerly. New York & London: Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., 1940.

JAMA. 1941;116(11):1184. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820110148031

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Modern life is complicated. It is not as easy for a boy to pass from adolescence to manhood as it used to be. Any help that he can receive along the way is bound to be useful. The authors consider first the boyhood years of famous men. Then they discuss such matters as the adjustment of the boy into various organizations, the question of finances, of health, of hobbies and of jobs. Here are some nice hints on how a boy ought to act to his mother and his father, although there are many a mother and father nowadays who think they are lucky if the child will simply let them alone. There are innumerable rules of conduct, some of which sound a little comical if one takes them too seriously; for instance, "It is never good manners to slap, push, pat or nudge a girl in fun while talking

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