Book Reviews; A Monthly Journal Devoted to New and Current Publications Volume 7

Book Reviews; A Monthly Journal Devoted to New and Current Publications Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...Dr. Stanley Hall's views and predictions as to the future of American education here find strong confirmation. In Dr. Oppenheim's presentation the physical basis of mental and moral life was rever more clearly proved. Indeed, the word " health" in his discussions assumes a new meaning: the complete development in form and mnction of every organ of the human body. The chief essential of perfect health is perfect nutrition of every cell in the physical organism. Every degree of mental and moral power, every diversity of temperament, every defect of mind and character, all are shown to depend in great measure upon proper riutrition and the all round development of every bodily tissue. All this seems like crass materialism; but such is not the author's philosophy. He merely places needed emphasis upon the physical conditions of spiritual life. He discusses "the place of the primary school" and "the place of religion;' and--while approving certain features of the kindergarten--sharply criticises some of its aims and methods. He sees very much in home and school that exhausts, over strains, and starves the child; and asserts that too much is expected of him during his early years. One of the most interesting and useful chapters in the book is the last, 'The Profession of Maternity," which every young woman and every mother should read Dr. Warner, like Dr. Oppenheim--though in less detail--traces the physical development of the child to maternity. His discussions of the various topics of his book are illustrated by fifty classified " cases," which add materially to the clearness and force of his views. He gives several schematic outlines or schedules for the study of children, and shows how to use them. He...
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  • Paperback | 602 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 31mm | 1,061g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236823567
  • 9781236823564