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June 1929


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From the Institute for Juvenile Research, Herman M. Adler, M.D., Director; Series C, Number 125.

Am J Dis Child. 1929;37(6):1135-1145. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930060012003

Thirty of a total of ninety children, residents in the Norwegian Lutheran Home for Children, were studied. Fifteen of these were enuretic, and fifteen served as a control group. All of the children in the home about whom there were complaints of bed wetting were included, with the exception of two, aged 3 years. Nine boys and six girls comprised each group. They ranged in age from 5 to 14 years. The objectives of this study were: (1) to determine and evaluate causative factors of enuresis in each individual case, if possible; (2) to determine significant differences, if any, between the enuretic group and a nonenuretic group of children from the same home and (3) to determine the response of the enuretic children to a group method of treatment.

INCIDENCE OF ENURESIS  Of the fifteen enuretic children included in our study, eight were known to have had the condition before