Medicine: Telling the Children

A perennial problem for grownups is how to tell the children. Last week produced two lively ways of telling the children: a new book on sex, and an animated cartoon on tuberculosis.

Bees and Babies. At Manhattan's City & Country School, Dr. Milton Isra Levine tells children how babies come. Ten years ago, when he started, he went through the old, old rigmarole about the bees and flowers. A twelve-year-old asked: "When are you going to come to the point?" Dr. Levine promptly sat down and had the youngster tell him.

Last week the doctor...

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