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November 14, 1903

RELATION OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL TO THE SEMINARY AND COLLEGE AS TO PSYCHOSES.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Nervous and Mental Diseases in the Medico-Chirurgical College. PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(20):1177-1178. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.92490390001001
Abstract

This topic is an important one to the educator and to the parent or guardian of the growing youth of our fair land, America, which claims so justly to be a leader in earthly pursuits. That we are going a little too rapidly toward progression of the mind in these almost too strenuous days of advancement is pretty clear to the thinker or man of larger experience. The result of "wear and tear" on the nervous system must be remembered to be much greater in youths from 14 to 18 years, i. e., during the development of adolescence with its wonderful attendant physiologic, physical and psychic readjustment of the organization. The paper written on this subject must not include as a fundamental basis for study the hardy westerners' children of the plains, nor the country school boy who is forced to healthy physical exercise in his trudging along the country

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