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The Natural Development of the Child

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THIS small book is timely. The struggle to obtain recognition of the child guidance clinic as a necessary part of the educational system of Great Britain (and as part of preventive social medicine) is drawing to an end. It has created a need for easily accessible, readable and compact literature on the subject. Some need a general description of the work of a clinical team, while others ask for a text-book. Dr. Bowley's book does not meet either of these needs at all completely (and it was not her aim to satisfy them), but both classes of potential readers will find it very useful. The author has drawn upon a rich personal experience and upon wide reading, providing us with a very clear and concise summary of her knowledge. Her views are based upon the facts she knows so well, and her judgment remains independent.

The Natural Development of the Child

A Guide for Parents, Teachers, Students and Others. By Dr. Agatha H. Bowley. Pp. xvii + 172 + 32 plates. (Edinburgh: E. and S. Livingstone, 1942.) 8s. 6d. net.

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