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January 1935

Adolescence: Life's Spring Cleaning Time.

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By Beverley R. Tucker, M.D. Price, $1.25. Pp. 121. Boston: Stratford Company, 1933.

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;33(1):244. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250130250024

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In this little book, Dr. Tucker, a physician of wide experience in courts, schools and clinics, makes a plea for the understanding and proper evaluation of that most difficult period of life—adolescence. He rightly calls attention to the work done with infants in clinics for well babies, to the care of children through the medium of schools and social agencies and to the absolute neglect of the adolescent child. At the risk of being trite, one can say that this book is timely. In these days, marked by a rapidly changing social order, it is difficult for adults to see and evaluate things properly. How hard, then, it must be for the adolescent, who, in addition, has problems of his own to solve. The book is a useful compendium of nervous and mental disorders by means of which parents can recognize incipient disease. The comments under each heading indicate that