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December 2, 1950

Cerebral Palsy

JAMA. 1950;144(14):1222. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920140082049

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Abstract

Until the last 10 years the patient with cerebral palsy was indeed the forgotten child. As an outgrowth of the interest and work for crippled children in general, of the combined federal and state programs for the care of the physically handicapped child and the tremendously expanded work of the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, a patient with cerebral palsy now seems to be well on the way to becoming a favored child. Facilities and programs for the care of children with cerebral palsy are being added each year. There is the United Cerebral Palsy Associations, an organization now engaged in raising funds for hospitals and schools which will be devoted exclusively to the care and education of crippled children of this special category.

Pohl attempts to explain the etiology and pathology of cerebral palsy. The simplest possible language is used to describe the different types of this

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