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In preparing his book Youth: Problems and Approaches, the editor attempted "to promote understanding and to provide some guidelines to those who are in a position to help the young." His first goal has been well met in that much material is presented that would contribute to understanding the adolescent from a historical, sociologic, psychiatric, psychologic, and anthropologic vantage point. Interviews with experts in these areas, notably Margaret Mead, Irene Josselyn, and Maxwell Jones, vary the pace of the otherwise didactic text.
Unfortunately, the book falls short of achieving its second goal, that of providing guidelines, particularly to "lay people
Youth: Problems and Approaches.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:798. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-798_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):798.
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