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September 1924


Author Affiliations

Director, Neuropsychiatric Department, Philadelphia General Hospital PHILADELPHIA
From the Neuropsychiatric Clinic, Philadelphia General Hospital. Presented before the combined meeting of the Philadelphia Psychiatric and Pediatric Societies May 13, 1924.

Am J Dis Child. 1924;28(3):265-281. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.04120210002001

In the early part of 1922 I made a brief survey1 of a special school in Philadelphia. It was my impression after this study that organized neuropsychiatric examination of regular schoolchildren was essential and would be of great value to teachers, parents, school officials and most important of all to the pupils themselves. Suggestions were made in my report for the organization of a traveling clinic, and a central clinic controlled by the Board of Education which should be in close cooperation and association with the various neuropsychiatric clinics in the city. The need for providing children's psychopathic wards was also emphasized. It was shown in this study that the examination and treatment of preschool children, and school children in the regular classes showing behavior disorders, would obviate the necessity of placing many such children in the special classes. When plans were made for the study reported in this