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While the adolescent in the United States sweats at raising the horsepower of his hot-rod jalopy, his French equal is likely to be at work in industry. No matter the nationality or employment, adolescents everywhere have problems, most commonly emotional, but often physical. But compared to children with their infectious diseases and to adults with their degenerative disorders and malignancies, adolescents are usually regarded as representatives of the prime of life—at least in the biologic sense. Hence, until recently, physicians have taken little formal notice of this age as one with its peculiar problems.
Dr. Christiaens, with the collaboration and
Médecine Sociale de l'Adolescent. Sa Mise au Travail.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1071. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1071
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1071.
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