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June 4, 1960

Emotional Forces in the Family

JAMA. 1960;173(5):607. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020230133043

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This book is a symposium based on a series of lectures given at the North Shore Hospital in Winnetka, Ill. It is the fifth in a series. The subjects covered by nine physicians, many of whom are psychiatrists, include the development of the family in the technical age; the role of the mother and father and children in the family; the emotional impact of in-laws and relatives; the effect of aging persons on family life; the individual, the family, and the community; the individual, the family, and the boss; and the disintegrating impact of modern life on the family in America and its explosive repercussions. This is a book distinctly for the physician, the psychiatric nurse, and the psychiatric social worker. It is too technical, and too frightening in many aspects, for the nonmedical reader. It should be a valuable handbook for the general practitioner in helping to recognize and

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