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August 1967

Drugs in Neurospastic Disorders.

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By Charles H. Carter, MD, FAAMR, and Sarah R. Gustafson, PhD. Price, $8. Pp 172. Charles C Thomas, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill, 1965.

Am J Dis Child. 1967;114(2):217. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1967.02090230147032

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This little book should be of considerable value to the pediatrician because the major part of it deals with the use of drugs in cerebral palsy. There are introductory chapters on the problem of spasticity in the brain-damaged patient and on the neurophysiological basis of spasticity and a concluding chapter on the quantification of hypertonias. Well over 100 pages of this 173-page book are devoted to cerebral palsy. This material is divided into two chapters, one dealing with classification and the other with the role of drugs. The book is a joint undertaking of the medical and research director of Sunland Hospital in Orlando, Fla, and the director of the department of medical literature at Hoffman-La Roche. One of the real values of the book is that a very excellent search of the literature has been done for it. There is adequate reference to all the major, and some

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