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August 1932

Psychology and Psychiatry in Pediatrics: The Problem.

Author Affiliations

Subcommittee on Psychology and Psychiatry, White House Conference on Child Health and Protection. Bronson Crothers, M.D., Chairman. Price, $1.50. Pp. 146. New York: Century Company, 1932.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(2):350. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150150182020

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The main thesis defended in this report is that adequate medical care of the child cannot be given without intelligent attention to any intellectual and emotional difficulties that may be present. Physicians are warned that unwillingness on their part to acquire the ability to deal wisely with problems involving the personality of the child may lead to transfer of this field to formal organizations or to persons without medical experience, which will diminish the prestige of the medical practitioner. There are extracts of discussions by Esther Loring Richards, Borden S. Veeder, Adolf Meyer, Douglas Thom and others. The workings of a typical child guidance institute are described in detail.

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