Book Reviews
August 1943

Infant and Child in the Culture of Today.

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By Drs. Arnold Gesell and Francis L. Ilg, in collaboration with Janet Learned, M.A., and Louise B. Ames, Ph.D. Price, $4.00. Pp. 399, with 17 illustrations. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;66(2):226. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010200128015

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This is the nineteenth volume which has been contributed by Dr. Arnold Gesell with the aid of his associates. The latest volume is similar to the first, "The Normal Child and Primary Education," in title but is strikingly different in content. The difference lies in the addition to this volume of the results of many years of research which Gesell and his associates have carried out at the Yale Clinic and the advances in the whole field of child psychology.

In previous volumes Gesell has dealt mostly with growth and development. This volume devotes more space to the problem of management of children up to 6 years of age.

The first part of the book deals with the general concepts of growth, emphasis being placed on the development of the nervous system and the picture of the world as experienced by the child. "The child develops as a whole. Emotions

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