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September 1933

Growth and Development of the Child: Part I. General Considerations.

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;30(3):705-706. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240150235020

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The White House Conference on Child Health and Protection was very productive, not only in that it stimulated interest in this important subject, but also in that a series of volumes under the directorship of Kenneth D. Blackfan has appeared. These books were written by authors qualified to discuss the various aspects of this problem, and the volumes have been so planned that they present in a logical manner all that is known on the subject.

The present volume is an introductory one in a series of four which supplement it. The contributors discuss chiefly the question of the growth and development of the child. Particular subjects under discussion are heredity and environment, fraternal and identical twins, the factors influencing differences in human types, sleep and repose, fatigue and so forth. It would be difficult to point out any particular aspect of this volume as most interesting, for all of

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