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September 1942

Psychologic Care During Infancy and Childhood.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;64(3):575-576. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010090177026

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This is an excellent textbook for the physician on the problems of mental health. With short descriptions of the general principles underlying mental health as a background, the authors discuss briefly the common problems met in rearing children and indicate in a general way the best methods for meeting them.

A few of the subjects discussed are: Methods for general examination; intelligence tests and types of intellectual development; glandular disturbances; emotional disturbances, their causes and treatment; habit formation, and care of the newborn. Since the book was written for the physician in general, exhaustive psychiatric studies and the more complicated methods of psychotherapy are not discussed. The book emphasizes the general causes of mental ill health and methods of treatment which can be carried out by any physician. In this way the authors are able to present the generally accepted pediatric and psychiatric viewpoints. The book having been written around

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