January 1951

Children of To-Day and To-Morrow.

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By Ethel Dukes and Margaret Hay. Price, $2.50. Pp. 249. The Macmillan Company, 60 5th Ave., New York 11, 1949.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;81(1):168. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040030175019

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"Children of To-Day and To-Morrow" is written by two English psychologists under the sponsorship of The British Social Hygiene Council. This book is a study of psychologic problems in children. The material is drawn largely from wartime England and describes clearly the methods in use in children's psychiatric clinics.

The style is clear and simple and devoid of technical terms. The book is particularly interesting because of the numerous illustrative case histories which are well described. The authors betray no adherence to any particular school of psychologic thought. They place much greater emphasis on hereditary factors, as illustrated by such expressions as "psychological constitution" and "inherent dispositions," than do their American counterparts.

"Children of To-Day and To-Morrow" is recommended as an interesting and informative book, not only for physicians interested in the psychologic problems of children but for parents, teachers and social workers as well.

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