July 1951

In Defense of Mothers: How to Bring Up Children in Spite of the More Zealous Psychologists.

Author Affiliations

Leo Kanner, M.D. Price, $3.00. Pp. 178, with 17 illustrations. Second printing. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1950.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(1):109. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040116018

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The second printing of this book indicates its popularity, clarity and humor. The author stresses the natural instincts and common sense in rearing children. The chapters on behavior problems are particularly valuable.

The reviewer believes that the author has unnecessarily satirically attacked the freudian concept of psychiatry without giving credit to the great advances made under the guidance of Dr. Freud's theories.

This book should be read by all people interested in the care of children.

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