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This book, for those who may be unfamiliar with this annual publication, is a review of the psychoanalytic literature and includes selections by a number of well-known and consistent contributors to the psychoanalytic concepts in development of children, the psychopathology of children, and the clinical problems involved in the treatment of children. It is of interest, of course, to members of related professional disciplines and will be of greatest value to those pediatricians who are somewhat familiar with the analytic approach and comfortable with the analytic terminology used. Certainly this and the other volumes do constitute an excellent sampling of the significant contributions to psychoanalytic knowledge of the child during the past 15 years.
For general interest to the pediatrician in his everyday practice, one might select the first paper in this volume written by John Bowlby on Grief and Mourning in Infancy and Early Childhood. It is discussed and
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