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August 1951

EATING, SLEEPING, AND ELIMINATION PRACTICES OF A GROUP OF TWO-AND-ONE-HALF-YEAR OLD CHILDREN: V. Elimination Practices: Bladder

Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.
From the Rochester Child Health Institute. (The Rochester Child Health Institute was disestablished on July 1, 1951.)

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1951;82(2):144-152. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1951.02040040153005
Abstract

The DEVELOPMENT of bowel control in young children and its relation to personality development has been more carefully studied by research workers and clinicians than has that of bladder control. Continuous studies of the same children are needed in order to understand the process by which children establish urinary control and its relation to personality structure. Interest has been focused on enuresis as a problem in older children,1 and studies have been done in retrospect, but little documentation has been given on children in the process of becoming enuretic. Is it possible by studying children at the ages at which urinary control is being established to get clues for the prediction of later problem syndromes of which enuresis is a part?

Like all other aspects of growth, the development of urinary control is complex, and this study will contribute only a small part of the information that is needed

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