May 1971

Clinics in Developmental Medicine Nos. 35/36, A Neuropsychiatric Study in Childhood.

Author Affiliations

New York


By Michael Rutter, Philip Graham, William Yule. Price, 75s. Pp 272. Spastics International Medical Publications, 94-96 Portland PI, London W1, 1970.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;121(5):453. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02100160123030

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Here is another in a continuing useful series of monographs published by Spastics International Medical Publications. The authors studied the school age children of the Isle of Wight and found, not surprisingly, that evidence of neurological dysfunction was correlated with disturbance of emotions or behavior. Their evaluation was primarily clinical and did not include modern psychometric techniques or electroencephalography.

The review of literature is well done but fundamentally limited to articles no more recent than 1968. The presentation of data will be primarily of interest to professionals with a special interest in the problem of "minimal cerebral dysfunction." As usual in this series, the binding of the volume is of poor quality.

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