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March 17, 1923

Algunos Aspectos de la Psicologia del Niño.

JAMA. 1923;80(11):793. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640380057032

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Not only have the psychanalytic waves washed the shores of every civilized country, as stated by Dr. White in his preface, but they have splashed everything on land. This event, however, holds no terrors for at least one of the leading South American psychiatrists, the author of this ambitious essay on "Some Aspects of Child Psychology." He even desires to widen the scope of Freud and Jung's pet conception. After reviewing the nature, mental development, personality and tendencies of the child, Dr. Delgado sees a chance to supply the deficiencies of education through the introduction of psychanalysis in the schools, and the teaching of what he calls philosophy of life. All may agree with the Peruvian professor as to education being sorely in need of reform. Few will endorse his medicine for the ailing patient. Most psychiatrists will remain skeptical as to the farreaching good to be derived from a

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