Medicine: Adolescence

The first conference ever held on the problems of adolescence, conducted at Cleveland last week by the Brush Foundation and Western Reserve University, served to show how little is known about the profound physical and mental changes which occur as children turn into adults.

Time after time the two dozen speakers were obliged to qualify their statements with "it seems," "perhaps," "so far as is known." Although the harvest was meagre, it supplied ample seeds for further cultivating. Some seeds:

¶ "Adolescence is a misnomer. There is no phase of development which delimits the state...

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