Book Reviews
October 1940

Psychiatric Clinics for Children.

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By Helen Leland Witmer, Ph.D. Price, $2.50. Pp. 437, with 6 tables. New York: The Commonwealth Fund, 1940.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(4):1009. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000040228032

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This well written and interesting volume describes the theory, practice and procedures and gives an evaluation of child psychiatric clinics in this country. The book not only takes up the problems of clinics but includes chapters on feeblemindedness and the prevention of delinquency.

The book is an objective, apparently unbiased description of mental hygiene clinics for children in this country. The author has obviously devoted a great deal of time and thought to the subject. The material is well organized and of value to those who are interested in child guidance.

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