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August 30, 1952

Infant Development: The Embryology of Early Human Behavior

JAMA. 1952;149(18):1679. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930350067031

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This book is beneficial to pediatricians and others confronted with the evaluation of physical and mental development of infants and children. This volume presents an informal orientative introduction to growth and forms of behavior at advancing maturity levels from birth to the 10th year. It attempts to show that there is a significant continuity of functional and physical development in both the prenatal and postnatal phases of human growth. A study of premature infants throws light on growth changes that ordinarily take place in the prenatal period. There is a discussion of comparative anatomy in lower animals emphasizing the embryonal development of the eyes and eye and hand behavior. A pictorial chapter has 50 photographs from their feature length film "The Embryology of Human Behavior" to demonstrate the progression of the growth cycle. These excellent action photographs clearly illustrate developmental patterns at various age levels. A chapter on examination methods

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