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June 1945

News and Comment

Am J Dis Child. 1945;69(6):393. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1945.02020180057010

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Abstract

GENERAL NEWS  Report on a Five Year Experiment in the Combination of Open Air Medical and Psychotherapeutic Treatment in a Midland Town.–The Brambling House Open Air School and Children's Centre, Chesterfield, England, recently made a report on a five year experiment in the combination of open air medical and psychotherapeutic treatment of children.This center was "designed as an experimental attempt to combine the physical, intellectual and psychological approaches to children's problems. This arrangement makes it possible to do away with the usual distinction between the delinquent, the nervous, the retarded and the ill child, and to regard all sorts of varied conditions such as nervousness, chronic headaches, stealing, rheumatic pains, temper trantrums, bed-wetting, shyness, asthma, lassitude, school failure etc. merely as symptoms that something is wrong with THE CHILD; and to pursue investigations along three lines simultaneously to discover whether that something is physical, intellectual, emotional, or, as

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