July 1970

The Results of Treatment in Cerebral Palsy

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Compiled and edited by James M. Wolf, EdD. Price, $20.50. Pp 327. Charles C Thomas Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, Ill, 1969.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;120(1):93. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100060127036

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This book should probably never have been published. First, we may take issue with the very title itself. To talk today of the "treatment" of cerebral palsy is surely to invoke a long-outmoded concept; even the term "management" which far more nicely approaches the nub of the matter, has been justly criticized by Ronald Mac Keith (The buck stops. Develop Med Child Neurol11:691, 1969) for its faintly patronizing flavor, and we would accept from him the preferable expression, "care."

Next, it is surely a rather strange book in which, with the exception of the two introductory chapters by the editor, James M. Wolf, EdD, we note that of the remaining 22, all have been previously published elsewhere, with the possible exception of chapter 16, which emanates from those peculiar people in Philadelphia. Thus, for the main part, this is no more than a bound collection of reprints.


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