Heinemann Medical, 1973
Bladder Control and Enuresis, I. Kolvin, R.C. MacKeith and S.R. Meadow (eds.) (© Heinemann Medical, 1973).
The studies and critical papers submitted by the participants in preparation for this conference reflect certain trends that have been increasingly apparent in the field of child psychiatry during recent decades. They appeared after the Second World War, but the burgeoning of the past ten to fifteen years has been particularly striking. Apart from observation becoming more careful and systematic, closer attention is paid to the reliability and validity of the methods of investigation employed, and there is a wider application of controls. Further the interpretation of findings reflects a hard-headed and critical spirit, regarded not so long ago as the enemy of inspiration and insight.