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March 20, 1948

The Cerebral Palsied Child and His Care in the Home

JAMA. 1948;136(12):848. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890290038020

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This dissertation deals with cerebral palsy in education, medical aspects, special therapies, general hygiene and social Implications: it is well organized, rather complete in its coverage and well printed. Some aspects of the problem are underemphasized, as for instance the convulsive diatheses of the children. On the other hand some of the practical therapeutic procedures employed in physical therapy and in the teaching of self help and speech are well handled. The appendix giving standard forms employed in functional examinations and illustrating the various types of apparatus and the bibliography are of definite value. This book does not offer any new material or basic contributions to the field, since it consists primarily of quotations and excerpts from various sources. Much of the subject matter is controversial, and unfortunately this fact is not always indicated in the text. As an informational handbook for orientation of public health or orthopedic nurses, it

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