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November 1932

Growth and Development of the Child: Part IV. Appraisement of the Child. Mental Status. Physical Status. Report of the Committee on Growth and Development, White House Conference on Child Health and Protection.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(5):1239-1240. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240050275026

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That the White House Conference on Child Health and Protection was of great value is evidenced by the publications which have followed. So far there have been four. The fourth, which is here reviewed, concerns itself with the mental status and physical status. These volumes are under the general editorial direction of Dr. Kenneth D. Blackfan.

The present volume is divided into two parts; the first, on the mental status, takes up two thirds of the volume. Most of the contributors are psychologists. There is only one neurologist, Bronson Crothers. It is by all odds the sanest and best presentation of this subject that the reviewer has had the pleasure of reading. After the general introduction, there is an interesting chapter on "Mental Growth in the Infant and Child," followed by a short but excellent presentation of the intelligence tests. Their exact value is well put forth. Some of these

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