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February 3, 1951

Child Psychiatry in the Community: A Primer for Teachers, Nurses, and Others Who Care for Children

JAMA. 1951;145(5):360. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920230084035

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Production of this volume by a team of specialists has had undeniably good results. A blending of the many different approaches necessary for adequate understanding of child guidance has been accomplished. Impressive evidence is presented that this sort of teamwork can be developed at local levels everywhere, and the book serves as an excellent guide to workers in this important field and provides understanding and appreciation of the general subject. There is a refreshing absence of any tendency to imply that psychiatry is the only adequate approach to solution of the problems of childhood. As the introduction states, it is important that parents develop more understanding and appreciation of child guidance clinics, but at the same time such clinics still are far short of what they may be expected ultimately to accomplish.

The book is divided into three sections that fall into a natural sequence. In the first section, the

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