Book Reviews
May 1928


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By ALFRED ADLER, M.D. Translated by WALTER BERAN WOLFE. Pp. 286. New York: Greenberg, Publisher, Inc.

Am J Dis Child. 1928;35(5):948-949. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1928.01920230198023

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Any physician interested either in mental medicine or in pediatrics, and all family practitioners who so frequently have to deal with family situations should be acquainted with the work of Dr. Adler.

The preface to this volume is a bit of selling talk, prejudicial to a reader skeptical of claims of interpretations and discoveries of secrets of nature. Many statements which occur in the text of the book are of a dogmatic nature claiming to settle questions of human conduct. Some of these questions have interested thinkers from the beginning. One feels that the answers to these questions are claims; they are stated in simple terms, but frequently the reviewer was left with a feeling that the explanation was much more superficial than the claim. In many places most important truths are stated with great assurance as if proved in an engagingly simple way. In fact, the one criticism is

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