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March 1940

Babies Are Human Beings.

Arch NeurPsych. 1940;43(3):613-614. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1940.02280030187019

Agreeing that the baby is a psychobiologic unit whose "physical, mental and emotional" growth cannot be considered separately, Drs. Aldrich and Aldrich see him confronted with a world which, as soon as he is born, applies pressure and demands, "taboos and standards" that make his adjustment difficult and thwart his natural growth. Stating that it is their desire to concern themselves with those environmental obstacles that are related to routine training, the authors, in their charming, readable style, outline the physiologic development of the baby's senses through which he is confronted with the world.

Continuing with the clarity that makes this book popular in the layman's library, the authors show in graphically descriptive language the progressive integration of the infant's response to his environment. They point out that a baby can satisfactorily comply with the demand made on him only if his growth has progressed sufficiently to make possible an

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