[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
December 1966

Medical Aspects of Mental Retardation.

Author Affiliations
 

By Charles H. Carter, MD, FAAMR. Price, $32.75. Pp 986. Charles C Thomas Publishers, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill 62703, 1965.

Am J Dis Child. 1966;112(6):613. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1966.02090150157032

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

The text is divided into 32 chapters dealing with multiple aspects of mental retardation and neurological disease. The preface of this book is neither erudite nor accurate and is no encouragement to read further. The editor says, "At 22 weeks the brain is a homogenous, undifferentiated structure;" he also talks about distorted genes. Neither of these statements encourage confidence in the editorial staff. There are a number of chapters that are worth reading and have either valuable and well-organized information or an excellent bibliography. These chapters are 1-3,6,8,12,13,17-22,24, and 26-28. There was obviously a great deal of time spent in their preparation. As a result, the text and bibliography serve as a review of the literature.

On the other hand, many of the other chapters are poorly organized and show no evidence of editorial supervision. Some of the material is repeated in several chapters, even in those chapters which were

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×