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October 6, 1956

Cerebral Palsy: Advances in Understanding and Care

JAMA. 1956;162(6):616. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970230088030

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There has long been a need for an authoritative textbook in the field of cerebral palsy. Because so many specialties, including pediatrics, neurology, physical medicine, orthopedics, ophthalmology, and psychiatry, as well as such ancillary specialties as speech, psychology, and education, are involved, no single person is qualified to cover the entire subject. The present volume has successfully brought together many opinions, observations, and suggestions on the diagnosis of cerebral palsy and the management of children with the disease. In this respect, the book is up-to-date and comprehensive. It is divided into three sections: one dealing with the general aspects of the problem, particularly the diagnostic facets; one with the treatment and management of the individual patient; and one with the community aspects of the disease. The appendixes are valuable, giving the sources of supply of specialized equipment, lists of organizations interested in the problem, and an extensive bibliography. The text

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