July 1962

Cerebral Palsy in Childhood and Adolescence.

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Edited by J. L. Henderson, M.D. Price, $8. Pp. 403. E. & S. Livingstone, Ltd.; U.S. Agent: Williams & Wilkins Company, 428 E. Preston St., Baltimore 2, 1961.

Am J Dis Child. 1962;104(1):103-104. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080030105020

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Cerebral Palsy in Childhood and Adolescence is a good book for those interested in this subject. It will serve well as a supplementary monograph to the few textbooks already published. The uniqueness of the book is that it demonstrates how a small group of highly interested and competent specialists can discover answers to problems when efforts are made to study the problem carefully.

The data presented concern the Eastern region of Scotland. After reviewing 301 suspected cases in patients under 21 years of age that were registered, the authors confirmed, through retrospective history data and actual examination, the diagnosis of cerebral palsy in 240 cases. The information was then itemized into general medical and neurological features. A detailed analysis of each type of cerebral palsy was done, and comparison was made with other studies elsewhere in the world.

Orthopedic, ophthalmological, dental, psychological, educational, and social aspects were also studied in

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