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November 1934

Child Guidance Clinics: A Quarter Century of Development.

Arch NeurPsych. 1934;32(5):1120-1122. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1934.02250110208020

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The development of the child guidance clinic within the twenty-five years which have elapsed since the founding of the Chicago Juvenile Psychopathic Institute is reviewed by Stevenson and Smith from both a historical and a descriptive point of view. The first clinic established under the auspices of the National Committee for Mental Hygiene—at St. Louis, in 1922—is described; unfortunately, the authors fail to name the personnel of this pioneer agency. The Dallas clinic, established in the following year, introduced two significant novelties: It marked the first expansion of the field to include problems of childhood not associated with delinquency, and it was the first to be underwritten by a community chest or public funds. The last demonstration clinic was set up in the favorable soil of Philadelphia—favorable because of the long-established neuropsychiatric facilities (the Pennsylvania Hospital, the Graduate School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Neurological Society and other

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