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August 8, 1931

The Treatment of Behavior Disorders Following Encephalitis: An Experiment in Re-Education.

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By Earl D. Bond, M.D., Physician-in-Chief, Department for Mental and Nervous Diseases, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Kenneth E. Appel, M.D., Psychiatrist to the Department for Mental and Nervous Diseases, Pennsylvania Hospital. Cloth. Price, $1.75. Pp. 163. New York: Commonwealth Fund, Division of Publications, 1931.

JAMA. 1931;97(6):414. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730060052043

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Abstract

Among the new problems confronting the medical profession and the public in connection with epidemic encephalitis, one of the most puzzling arose in connection with postencephalitic behavior disorders in children. Here was a new type of child and a most exasperating one—not feebleminded or insane, not plainly criminal, one not suitable to any kind of previously existing medical, educational or corrective institution. The problem has been met in the states of New York and Pennsylvania by the establishment of a special type of school, and in this volume are reported the good results obtained in the Pennsylvania school.

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