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Gillespie, W.H. (1957). Discussions on Child Development: Vols. I and II. The Proceedings of the First and Second Meetings of the World Health Organization Study Group on the Psychobiological Development of the Child. Geneva, 1953, and London, 1954. Pp. 240 and 271. 25s. and 28s. (London: Tavistock Publications, 1956.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 38:365-366.

(1957). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 38:365-366

Discussions on Child Development: Vols. I and II. The Proceedings of the First and Second Meetings of the World Health Organization Study Group on the Psychobiological Development of the Child. Geneva, 1953, and London, 1954. Pp. 240 and 271. 25s. and 28s. (London: Tavistock Publications, 1956.)

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W. H. Gillespie

Before attempting to review these volumes one should make clear what is their nature, and this may best be done by quoting some of Prof. Hargreaves' preface to the first volume. 'This volume, and others which will follow it, give an account of an activity of the World Health Organization—the Research Study Group on the Psychobiological Development of the Child.' An Expert Committee on Mental Health 'recommended that it was desirable that the Mental Health Programme should concentrate especially on the psychiatry of childhood.

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