American Notes: Physician, Heal Thyself

Juvenile delinquents are easy to identify once they have gone astray, but spotting and helping potential offenders is a poignant problem for parents and police alike. A New York specialist in psychosomatic medicine, Dr. Arnold Hutschnecker, has now come up with a startling plan for preventing delinquency. It involves nothing less than the mass psychological testing of every American child between the ages of six and eight in order to weed out future criminals.

"Corrective treatment should begin at that time for all those tested children who show delinquent tendencies," recommended Hutschnecker,...

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