The justification for the present volume is to be found in the preface: "This book is the result of the experience of ten years. My private practice and the cases seen in Finkelstein's Policlinic for children exhibiting neuroses or behavior problems have been the source of my material.... Continuous contact with clinical medicine, the use of all known diagnostic procedures and the observation of doubtful cases on the wards have been some of the factors which have supported my practical and scientific activities."
Boenheim's book shows the influence of these factors and hence may be recommended to all who wish to approach the functional disorders of childhood from the clinician's standpoint. It opens with a general discussion remarkable for the eclecticism with which he has extracted the kernels of rational observation from the various psychoanalytic and psychologic sects. In a space of thirty-one pages he has presented something that is