Medicine: Father to the Man

No man living knows more about children and how they grow than Arnold Lucius Gesell. Unlike Freud, who reconstructed the child's development from the moldering memories of neurotic adults, Dr. Gesell (pronounced gazelle) went to the child. For 40 years, most of them spent at Yale University's Clinic of Child Development, Dr. Gesell has poked the fists of newborn babies to see how they contracted, taken 300,000 feet of movies showing how more than 12,000 youngsters grew in skills and aptitudes from the cradle to the age of ten.* This week, in a slim...

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