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The importance of puberty and adolescence as a critical period is becoming more and more recognized. There have been many important contributions to the subject, but the two volumes of the present work constitute by far the most elaborate and complete study that has yet appeared. The author, moreover, believes that he has opened a new line in his genetic ideas of the soul, which pervade the work and "mark an extension of evolution into the psychic field" that is of the utmost importance. How far his conviction in this regard is supported by the facts is a matter that must be estimated by competent authorities, and only after a very careful perusal of the work. The idea that the development of the individual and the race can best be elucidated by careful study of childhood and adolescence is not entirely new, but Dr. Hall has certainly given us more
Adolescence, Its Psychology and Its Relation to Physiology, Anthropology. Sociology, Sex, Crime. Religion and Education.. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(25):1886-1887. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02500250056030