This is the sixth volume of an annual series, the purpose of which is to present outstanding articles on recent psychoanalytic studies of children that are of interest to child analysts. The papers in the section on child development resulted from a two day discussion meeting in April, 1950, held under the auspices of the Austen Riggs Foundation in Stockbridge, Mass.
Twenty-two papers are included in this collection, which covers the general fields of child development, problems of masturbation, problems of early childhood, the latency period, and problems of adolescence. Some of the articles are statistical studies, and others are case presentations and discussions of techniques in the handling of children, individually or in groups. The papers, for the most part, are of interest only to psychoanalysts, although, some of them can be profitably read by pediatricians and physicians. Most of the contributors are known leaders in the field of