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May 29, 1954

Into Manhood.

JAMA. 1954;155(5):529. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690230113042

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Instead of limiting himself to the anatomy and physiology of sex, the author goes into the whole picture of physical and emotional growth and development and approaches the specific development of the sexual organs and the secondary sex characteristics only after discussing the rest of the person and personality. A chapter on the problems of the older teen-ager goes into many of the social and emotional problems that increasing awareness of sex are likely to produce. This and the chapter on standards of behavior enter quite deeply into moral behavior and give the youngster reading this book the arguments that may be used against the temptations offered by his associates. The material in this book is as accurate as elementary material can be; it appears to be at about the level of understanding of the junior high school student, but it may be read with profit by boys of any

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