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September 24, 1932

Normal Youth and Its Everyday Problems.

JAMA. 1932;99(13):1107. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740650065033

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A previous book by this author, entitled "Everyday Problems of the Everyday Child," met with wide acceptance and approval because of his ability to enlighten readers on this subject. Few subjects have been so much written about by unqualified people in recent years as this aspect of child life. Dr. Thom's writings are marked by a wholesome rationality. His experience is the result of contact with a mass of young people in homes, public and private schools, colleges and summer camps. He is able, therefore, to illustrate many of his chapters with case reports. The special sections of the book deal with adolescence, physical development, the development of sex, the intellectual abilities, and finally the total personality. Special chapters are concerned with educational maladjustments, conduct problems, environmental difficulties and education. The concluding chapter is intended particularly for parents who have failed to achieve a modern point of view. The book

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