The Mental Hygiene Movement, The Development of Personality and the School: The Medicalization of American Education

  title={The Mental Hygiene Movement, The Development of Personality and the School: The Medicalization of American Education},
  author={S. Cohen},
  journal={History of Education Quarterly},
  pages={123 - 149}
  • S. Cohen
  • Published 1983
  • Education
  • History of Education Quarterly
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