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Dr. Josephine Barry Davis
Dr. Scott Gaynor
Individuals throughout western history have been appreciative of the child; it's tenderness, desire for mutual love, the mental anguish experienced throughout development, and the high rate of mortality until the early twentieth-century when the invention of penicillin improved the odds of survival dramatically. Society as a whole has taken centuries to understand the difficulties that can occur in a child's life, such as mental health problems and harsh chastisement.
Gier, Stephanie L., "The Gradual Development of Child Psychology Throughout Western History" (2006). Honors Theses. 1039.
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