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June 1958

Six Children.

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By Estelle J. Foote. Price, $5.50. Pp. 317. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1956.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;95(6):706. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060050710019

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Abstract

The author, psychiatrist in charge of a traveling school clinic, bases her book on her nine years of experience with more than 3600 children. Although she intended the book for physicians, school personnel, and "all who work with children in diagnostic and treatment clinics," I gained the impression that the writing is too simplified for the physician, but, because of its instructive, clear form, not mystified by highly technical terms, it can be of great value to "teachers, supervisors, principals and superintendents of schools." It is for this group that the book seems basically intended.

For all those working in clinics the book has a very useful appendix of forms and charts which demonstrate the meticulous work of the author and can be handy for clinics doing similar work. They are precise, and their explanations are clear; consequently they can be used without difficulty by persons who are not psychiatrically

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