At the request of the Boys' and Girls' Aid Society of San Francisco we undertook in September, 1916, a study of the boys placed in the society's care by the various juvenile courts of California. A few of these were committed as orphans or destitute, but the great majority were committed to detention because of truancy, incorrigibility or active crime.
Our study had for its primary purpose the disclosure of physical and mental defects, but was later extended, with the assistance of Miss Annette Rosenshine, to an investigation of the home conditions of the mentally normal or dull normal boys.
We have also taken this opportunity to compare the Yerkes-Bridges Point Scale with the Binet-Simon Scale (1911 Goddard revision) and to compare the physical measurements with the mental tests, following in some respects the recent work of Doll.
Our physical examinations were made according to the routine of the Stanford
FABER HK, RITTER AJ. A MENTAL AND PHYSICAL SURVEY OF A GROUP OF JUVENILE DELINQUENTSWITH NOTES ON THE YERKES-BRIDGES POINT SCALE. Am J Dis Child. 1917;14(6):444–462. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1917.01910120049003
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