Book Reviews
February 1930


Author Affiliations

By SIDNEY I. SCHWAB, M.D., Professor of Clinical Neurology, and BORDEN S. VEEDER, M.D., Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Washington University Medical School. Pp. 358. New York: D. Appleton & Company.

Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(2):464-465. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930140226023

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The first three chapters were written by Dr. Veeder. He discusses growth from a general physiologic standpoint as well as the influence of glands of internal secretion, especially sex glands, differences in sex and the influence of the physiologic changes at puberty on mental attitudes and the capacity to do physical and mental work. The remainder of the book is written by Dr. Schwab, who approaches

the problems of adolescence from a psychiatric standpoint. "Adolescence from the point of view of this book is that period in the life cycle which represents impulses toward conscience social adjustment and the overcoming of conflicts, which naturally arise, by their final molding in sets of habit patterns." Adolescence is considered from the standpoint of physical growth, emotional expansion and glandular activation. Instincts are defined, and the conflict between instinctive impulses and the increasingly more complex norms of society are fully discussed. Adolescence is

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