Book Reviews
August 1934

Sex in Childhood.

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By E. R. Groves and G. H. Groves. Price, $3. Pp. 247. New York: Macaulay Company, 1934.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(2):475. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960150234024

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There is nothing in this book that has not been said before and much that had been better left unsaid. If it had been reduced to about one-third its size and if a sharper differentiation had been made between fact and fancy, it would have more merit. There is considerable padding of rather pointless letters from mothers. Even if the book were one to be recommended by the physician to parents, which the reviewer believes that it is not, the undignified jacket cover, apparently designed to catch the eye of the reader of the "pulp magazine" on the news-stand, would cause him to hesitate. The reviewer thinks that the education of parents and youth in matters of sex is not materially aided by this volume.

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