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October 1940

Growth and Development of the Young Child.

Am J Dis Child. 1940;60(4):1007. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1940.02000040226026

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The director of parent education, Winifred Rand, the nutritionist, Mary Sweeny, and the psychologist, E. Lee Vincent, of the Merrill-Palmer School, Detroit, have worked together in the production of this unusual study of the growth and development of the young child. The content of the book truly lives up to the title, for here are shown not only what the child should do at various ages but how he grows in ability, what hinders him and what helps him to the fullest extent. One is made to see what factors enter into his physical growth and dexterity but especially his intellectual growth and the development of his social accomplishments. Social accomplishment does not mean the acquiring of superficial social graces but a real ability to live with others as a happy and useful citizen.

The first part has to do with development during infancy, and the later sections deals with

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