Book Reviews
December 1934

Mental Hygiene in the Community.

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By Clara Bassett. Price, $3.50. Pp. 394. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1934.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;48(6):1461-1462. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960190281026

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This is a comprehensive and intensive survey of the entire relationship of mental hygiene to community life. After a short introduction in which mental hygiene is as well defined and explained as the reviewer has seen it done, there are chapters on mental hygiene and medicine; mental hygiene and nursing; mental hygiene and social service agencies; mental hygiene, delinquency and law; mental hygiene and parental education; mental hygiene and the preschool child; mental hygiene, education and the training of teachers; mental hygiene, the church and theological training; mental hygiene and industry; mental hygiene and recreation and mental hygiene and psychiatric institutions and agencies. Following each chapter is a comprehensive statement of suggestions for the investigation of these various subjects from the point of view of mental hygiene. This statement contains all the suggestions that one needs in the present stage of development of the science, if it can be called

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