June 1955

The Child, His Parents and the Physician.

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By Hale F. Shirley, M.D. Price, $3.75. Pp. 159, with 20 illustrations. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1954.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;89(6):768. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.02050110908016

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This book gives a well-written and easily read definition of the basic concepts of emotional growth and social development of the preschool child.

Chapter 2, on emotional needs of the child, is especially clear and concise. The sketches and diagrams illustrating the written material give evidence of the deep insight and sly humor which must be part of this author's personality.

This book will serve the excellent function of initiating the novice and reassuring the general pediatrician or general practitioner.

The book is characterized by this quotation, "The goal which parents and teachers should have for their children is to help each child become the kind of person which his own potentialities properly directed make possible."

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