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June 21, 1958

Rand, Sweeny and Vincent's Growth and Development of the Young Child

JAMA. 1958;167(8):1053. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990250125025

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Although this book is not strictly a medical textbook on child development, it does fill a gap in the literature by explaining some of the underlying causes of child growth and behavior. Essentially, what is presented is an attitude or philosophy that can be used in any study of children. For the paramedical cohort of the physician, this simple but scientific book provides insight into what makes the child "tick." The section on the child's physical equipment for growth, development, and functioning should be of aid to all who have to answer the worried parent's questions on a child's size and shape. The book's primary usefulness will be for students of child development, but it can also serve as a physician's reference textbook. It might be of value as a book to offer parents to confirm the physician's observations and conclusions. There is an excellent index. The style is unusually

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