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Attaining Womanhood. By George W. Corner, M.D. Price, $1.50. Pp. 112, with 15 illustrations. Harper & Brothers, 49 E. 33d St., New York 16, 1952.
These companion volumes, written by the distinguished director of the department of embryology of the Carnegie Institute of Washington, are perhaps best reviewed together. The author's long study and experience have been very effectively translated into these volumes for lay readers.
The factual information and illustrations are excellent and parallel in both volumes. Biological information is amplified by an intelligent presentation of emotional, social, and cultural aspects of sexual matters. The language and style of presentation limit the usability of the volume largely to high school and college students. The presentation is sufficiently mature to render the volumes useful to adult groups as well. Parents, teachers, and all other people caring for children should have as a minimum the background of information provided by the