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Sept 11, 1967

The Mentally Retarded Child

JAMA. 1967;201(11):903. doi:10.1001/jama.1967.03130110129067

I am a pediatrician who is often faced with the handling of the mentally retarded child. As a physician, I can handle the care and the treatment of the child. The larger problem is that of the parents. What guidance do I give the parents regarding this emotion-packed problem?