Book Reviews
May 1946

What People Are: A Study of Normal Young Men.

Author Affiliations

By Clark W. Heath, M.D., in collaboration with Lucien Brouha, Lewise W. Gregory, Carl C. Seltzer, Frederic L. Wells and William L. Woods, M.D. The Grant Study, Department of Hygiene, Harvard University. Price, $2. Pp. 141, with 7 tables and 8 figures. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1945.

Am J Dis Child. 1946;71(5):568. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1946.02020280113011

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This book is an introduction to the point of view of the Grant Study supported by the Grant Foundation, Inc., New York. It is a study of normal young men, whose careers will be followed for fifteen or twenty years. The approach is stated to be clinical and is presented in three sections, with appendixes presenting the assembled data.

The introduction defines "normal" in its broadest sense and points out the need for the study in determining factors which make for leadership, as well as other factors that make for happier and more successful lives.

The nature of approach, the organization and general plan of work selection and methods of examining participants are also discussed in the introduction.

In the next section of the book the method, the approach and a description of normal young men from the angle of different disciplines are presented. Soundness is used as a basis

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