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November 4, 1950

Child Development

JAMA. 1950;144(10):884. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920100072043

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This is a textbook on child development, especially from the psychological aspect. One may infer that it was designed principally for students in the fields of education, psychology or child welfare, yet its content is of equal importance for the physician and for any other professional worker who deals with the child. Through her own original work the author is well qualified to present this material.

Generally speaking, the text is presented in a style which lends itself to the objectives either of the worker who is seeking his initial orientation in the field of child development or of the one who wishes to learn in detail of the studies which have contributed to knowledge in specific areas of the field. In contrast to the first edition, which appeared in 1942, the current edition limits its scope to childhood proper, with the exclusion of adolescence. An attempt has been made

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