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August 29, 1936

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOR NEUROLOGIC AND BEHAVIOR DISORDERS

Author Affiliations

EAST PROVIDENCE, R. I.

JAMA. 1936;107(9):650-653. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770350018007
Abstract

In spite of an ever widening interest among pediatricians and neuropsychiatrists in the neurologic and behavior disorders of childhood, hospitals adequately equipped for the study and treatment of patients with such conditions are few and far between. The majority of general and children's hospitals, designed primarily for bed patients with acute disorders, are not prepared to go beyond the stage of diagnosis for children with many chronic neurologic complaints and make no pretense of dealing satisfactorily with active ambulatory children whose behavior demands prolonged treatment. A very limited number of psychiatric hospitals have during the past ten years done pioneer service by establishing wards for problem children.1 However, no hospital planned and equipped especially for the care of children with neurologic and behavior disorders existed until the Emma Pendleton Bradley Home was opened in 1931 at East Providence, R. I. In this paper, I wish to deal briefly with

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