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Progress in Pediatrics
October 1930


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Am J Dis Child. 1930;40(4):818-850. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01940040115013


PHYSICAL ASPECT OF ENURESIS  Race and Color.—The division into racial groups gives no important evidence. The relative dispersion among the various nationalities is what would be expected from metropolitan communities. There is no doubt but that some of the attitudes characterizing parents' treatment of their children have a partial root in the racial customs of the parents own nationalities. But adequate tracing of this would be impossible in the scope of such a study as this, and one must conclude that nationality per se is not an important factor.The same may be said of color. The ratio of 12: 1, white to colored, is certainly not in excess of the ratios existing among the visitors to the clinics from which most of the material was obtained. I have been interested all along in any possible relationships between color and enuresis resulting from subtle conditioning factors. No worthwhile