November 1969

Human Neurological Organization.

Author Affiliations

Burlington, Vt


By Edward B. Le Winn, BS, MD, FACP. Price, $8.50. Pp 216, with 22 figures. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill, 62703, 1969.

Arch Intern Med. 1969;124(5):640-641. doi:10.1001/archinte.1969.00300210122026

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But for the guarantees provided by the First Amendment, it is doubtful that this book would, or should, have been published. It represents a morbidly fascinating mixture of fact and fantasy, philosophical speculation, out-of-context anthropological data, erroneous neurophysiologic interpretations and totally biased clinical observations. It provides overwhelming evidence that the author is inspired more by faith than facts and that a more apt title for this volume might have been "Apologia for the Doman-Delacato Method."

This reviewer attempted to decide exactly for what kind of audience this book had been written; it was a vain effort. Certainly, it could not appeal to the well-trained clinician; it is much too naive for the neurophysiologist or the behavioral scientist. At the same time, it is much too confusing for the lay public. It must, therefore, be concluded that it is directed to those who already share blind commitment to the Method! The

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