This is a revealing study of the social system of an institution with a long tradition of pioneering and leadership in the residential treatment of disturbed and delinquent children. Because of the
institution's interest in more effective use of the social sciences in its therapeutic program, the author was invited there for study and analysis. This account of his experience and observations in Cottage Six is an
absorbing story, and his analysis is a sobering revelation of the problems that confront any institution that wishes to develop an integrated clinical and therapeutic community program.