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June 1952

Child Psychiatry in the Community: A Primer for Teachers, Nurses, and Others Who Care for Children.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;83(6):837-838. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02040100135013

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This is the first edition of a book which is important enough to go on to additional editions in years to come. It is a book which places the proper great emphasis upon the clinic-team approach to community child psychiatry. In addition, one of the most important things about this book is that it defines child psychiatry as a concern and responsibility of many more persons than psychiatrists and ancillary professional personnel. In fact, the authors direct this book to those who are charged with the everyday care of children. Again, this takes child psychiatry into the community, and there are few who would not profit by reading this book.

The subject matter is divided into three well-organized parts: the Child, the Clinic Team, and the Clinic and the Community. Part one begins with a short chapter on the history of child guidance clinics in the United States. There follow

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