Book Reviews
August 1944

Child Development: Physical and Psychological Growth Through the School Years.

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By Marian E. Breckenridge, M.S., and E. Lee Vincent, Ph.D. Price, $3.25. Pp. 592, with 37 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1944;68(2):151. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1944.02020080071013

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This excellent presentation has been designed to bring together the current knowledge and philosophies relating to the pattern of total, or "organismic," growth of the infant and child. Emphasis is placed on the factors conducive to optimum response. The material is written in simple yet effective style. The volume should prove of value for every student of childhood, whether he is a physician, teacher, hygienist, welfare worker or parent. The authors not only portray the manner of organismic growth but show how its processes may be affected favorably or unfavorably by specific factors in the environment. The careful reader will gain insight into the superficial aspects of nutrition and child psychology; the scope of the material covered makes it impossible to offer the detailed specific information the advanced student in these subjects would desire. As a guide toward attainment of favorable nutritional and mental hygiene, however, the scope of the

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