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March 11, 1916

The Adolescent Period. Its Features and Management.

JAMA. 1916;LXVI(11):835. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02580370055036

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Like Dr. Starr's earlier book, "The Hygiene of the Nursery," this book is written "for parents, nurses and all interested in the care and management of children" and youth. Social workers and teachers of adolescent pupils are included in the list of those interested. For parents, nurses, social workers and teachers, the counsel given by the author, especially in the chapters on growth, physical education, diseases of adolescence, faults of adolescents, menstruation and sexual enlightenment, make the book a valuable contribution. The author wisely urges the necessity of the instruction of every child and youth regarding the facts of reproduction, and through wise, sympathetic teaching by parents in the home to implant in the mind of the child that wholesome point of view which is the surest way to vouchsafe right thoughts and habits regarding sex. The critical professional reader cannot suppress a sincere regret that the author has failed

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