By Clement C. Fry, M.D., with the collaboration of Edna C. Rostow. Pp. 365. Price, $2. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, 1942.
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This work represents a survey of the case histories of some 1,257 university students who came under the observation of the authors in over a decade of experience at Yale University. The first third of the book is concerned with a definition of the problem, a description of the materials of the study and a general discussion of "the problems of personality growth." The student environment at Yale University is then described (perhaps the most interesting part of the book), followed by a consideration of the psychiatric problems encountered by students of the various schools and departments in their personal, scholastic and social adjustments.
The book is informative and interesting as a general survey of the types of maladjustment seen among the students at an old, aristocratic university, where social factors are at least as important as the academic. It reveals much about Yale University as well as about the
Mental Health in College.. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(5):738. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210050158012