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December 1934

Mental Hygiene and Education.

Arch NeurPsych. 1934;32(6):1369-1370. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1934.02250120246022

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Most psychiatrists and neurologists in America today are somewhat conservative and "organic"-minded, with the exception of a fairly small though articulate group who speak from a predominantly "functional" point of view. In this group are many of the most active and optimistic members of the profession, however, and some of them are looking hopefully toward nearby fields of knowledge and endeavor. Dr. Sherman apparently belongs to the latter group, and in this book attempts to call attention to the relationships, actual and potential, between the psychiatric and pedagogic professions. The cover of the book announces that it is a book "planned to aid teachers to discover the emotional and personality problems of their pupils and to institute treatment."

Whereas most neurologists and psychiatrists would regret to see such a practice as this carried out widely, it must be remembered that there is such a trend as this active in America