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August 1969

Expanding Concepts in Mental Retardation: A Symposium.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1969;21(2):253. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1969.01740200125023

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This volume presents a miscellany of 32 papers read at the Third Scientific Symposium of the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation held in Boston in 1966. A list of the eight sections in which the editor has arranged the contributions may serve as an adequate index of content:

1. Genetics of Mental Retardation;

2. Problems of Neurogenesis;

3. Nutrition and the Development of Nervous Systems;

4. Deprivation Factors in Mental Retardation;

5. Biological Basis of Learning;

6. Operant Techniques in Mental Retardation;

7. Rehabilitation in Mental Retardation;

8. Physical Performances of the Mentally Retarded.

Authors include some of the most prominent individuals within their respective areas of research endeavor. Nevertheless, as the editor wisely acknowledges at the outset, a certain unevenness in the form and content of the various contributions could not be avoided.

The Kennedy Foundation deserves special commendation for the enlarged scope

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