October 1964

Cerebral Function in Infancy and Childhood.

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By Albrecht Peiper, MD. Translated by Benedict Nagler and Hilde Nabler. Price, $25.00. Pp 683, with 208 illustrations. Consultants Bureau Enterprises, Inc., 227 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011, 1964.

Am J Dis Child. 1964;108(4):448-449. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1964.02090010450026

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This excellent book is devoted to the specific nature of cerebral activity in the human infant. It is extremely well illustrated, well documented, and covers the field exhaustively. The data in this book are very well presented and a concise summary and extensive bibliography are found at the end of each chapter.

I am sure that the electroencephalographer would consider that the omission of the study of the electrical activity of the brain constitutes a major deficit in Dr. Peiper's investigation of cerebral function. I am certain that Dr. Peiper is cognizant of this deficiency, since he states that "electroencephalography has not been discussed because I have not acquired sufficient experience in this field."

Dr. Peiper's primary concern in this book was to trace the development of human activity as a consequence of the growth of the child's ability to perceive. He discusses in detail the development of sensory function

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