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January 1937

Child Psychiatry.

Arch NeurPsych. 1937;37(1):221-222. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260130231017

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This is an excellent textbook that fills a real need. It is also an exposition of a new point of view, which is sane and appealing but perhaps overstressed, and at times a bit polemic. As a textbook it is better than anything that is at present available in the field. It is clear, concise and well arranged; it is comprehensive and in close touch with modern trends. If it is added that the style is fluent and terse, the bibliography copious and well selected and the grouping of the material ably conceived in terms of headings and subheadings, the qualities of the work as a textbook may almost be set down as an unbroken series of virtues. That in a textbook on child psychiatry the major psychoses should be relegated to the last descriptive chapter, just ahead of the appendix on "children's suicide" and that the topic should be

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