The appearance of a second edition of this text is ample evidence of the success of the author's original attempt, and success it deserved. The reviewer knows of no other volume which so thoroughly covers the field of child psychiatry.
In the present edition many of the chapters have been enlarged. Among the material which is new in the second edition are discussions of "Onychophagy"—finger nail biting—and "The Only Child."
The reviewer has read both editions of this textbook with a great deal of interest. He was impressed with the philosophy underlying the explanation of many of the problems and the conflicts of the young organism and its struggle for a place in a society of grownups. That simple, everyday behavior problems, which the pediatrician sees by the score every month—problems which in the huge majority of the cases solve themselves in due course of time—should be so complex