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They would simply evolve slowly, naturally, over time. And that is what I came to find with babies and with human physical development and human psychological development. One does not have to do anything to a baby. One can just be with a baby, and miraculously, the baby will grow. BK: You disagreed harshly with child-care “experts”, such as the New Zealander Truby King, who made all sorts of practical suggestions about what a mother should or should not “do”. DW: Did you ever meet Henry Dicks of the Tavistock Clinic?

That is an area that really needs more thought and discussion, don’t you think? BK: Indeed it does. DW: How did we get onto music? Oh, yes, playing the piano for the wounded soldiers in Cambridge, during the Great War. A dreadful, tragic period of history. With no time to think, as I said. But we did get through it. BK: In 1916, the government introduced compulsory conscription for all British men. DW: Yes, and I could well have joined up at this time, but I had already begun the second year of my Natural Sciences course, and I still had the exemption from being a medical student.

BK: You must have seen horrific injuries. DW: Dreadful injuries … just dreadful … and most of the time, we could do nothing for these men, at least not from a medical point of view. Many lost legs and arms and eyes. Many had their faces blown to bits. It was absolutely devastating. I would often just sit and talk to the men, and we would have ordinary conversations. Sometimes I would play the piano. They were so dead inside, these soldiers, and they needed enlivening. They rather liked me at the piano, and so I played.

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