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September 1925

Clinical Psychology.

Arch NeurPsych. 1925;14(3):433. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1925.02200150146013

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The title is something of a misnomer, since the book is devoted largely to a popular presentation, with ample excerpts from the literature, of the problem of feeblemindedness and the use of the Binet-Simon tests of intelligence. Results of these tests seem to play the all-important rôle in the fifty-eight illustrative case studies from the records of Dr. Schlapp's clinic for mental defectives at the New York Postgraduate Medical School. A good bibliography of the principal English works in clinical psychology has been prepared for appendix B by Mrs. Barrows. The body of the book is based on a course of lectures to students at Teachers College of Columbia University.

The writer shows definite appreciation of the complex etiology of abnormal behavior of children, and stresses the importance of medical and psychologic consultation. But a book of this type always presents the danger of tempting school teachers and other lay

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