August 1962

Child Neurology and Cerebral Palsy.

Author Affiliations

By R. C. MacKeith, M.D., and Martin C. O. Bax, M.D. Price, $3. Pp. 205. Medical Advisory Committee of the National Spastics Society, 12 Park Crescent, London, W.1, 1961.

Am J Dis Child. 1962;104(2):204-205. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080030206025

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This is a report of an International Study Group at Oxford, 1960, the second by the National Spastics Society of Great Britain. This report is published as No. 2 of a series of Little Club Clinics in Developmental Medicine. Proceedings of a first conference were not published. Individual papers are assembled according to general subjects as follows: The Spinal Cord and Polymyographic Studies; Metabolism of the Developing Brain; The First Year—Neurology and Development; Paresis; Nonmotor Defects in Cerebral Palsy; The Results of Treatment in Cerebral Palsy; Parents, Patients and Doctors.

While the central theme is cerebral palsy, there is throughout a broader view directed to studies in the field of pediatric neurology. The papers are printed in full; the discussions in very condensed but in meaningful form. They report current investigative work shifting to the present concept of cerebral palsy. Even the last section is dealt with, not scientifically, but

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