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October 1951

Lehrbuch der Kinderheilkunde.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(4):505-507. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040523013

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The writing of the subject matter of this textbook of pediatrics is distributed among a number of well-known contributors. Jochims starts with "Growth and Development" and "Medical Supervision of the Healthy Child." It is stated here and in a later chapter by de Rudder that there has been an acceleration of the growth of the youth of today and an advent of sexual maturity at an earlier age. The development of the static, psychic, and mental function is also given. Degkwitz, in the chapter on "The Education of Healthy Children," states that he regards it essential that proper somatic development is assured and also that the infant be taught that it is a part of everyday life to bear unpleasant feelings without undue emotional discharges. Also it is recommended that a strict regimen of care and feeding be adhered to. Such a regimen should not be carried further than the

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