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January 12, 1929

BEHAVIOR DIFFICULTIES IN CHILDREN ASSOCIATED WITH THE RESULTS OF BIRTH TRAUMA

JAMA. 1929;92(2):100-104. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700280004003
Abstract

The great variety and number of problems in children coming to the behavior clinic gives much stimulus to the search for underlying causes. A great deal of work has been done on the effect of pathologic pregnancy and labor on the new-born child. However, these investigations have been chiefly concerned with the physical condition of the child. Brief reference to intelligence occurred early in the literature. The classic work of Little will stand forever as a monument to his memory. In like manner the contributions of Freud, Osler, McNutt, Sir William Gowers, Brissaud and many others will be remembered. More recently the work of Ford, Crothers and Collier is of especial value in clarifying divergent ideas regarding the influence of obstetric injuries and the pathologic processes involved.

Ford1 states in his recent publication that "the great mass of infantile palsies can no longer be lightly attributed to faulty obstetrical

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