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February 17, 1962

The Pathology of Cerebral Palsy

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Excerpted from Arch Phys Med, July, 1961.

JAMA. 1962;179(7):584. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050070106027

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Dr. Towbin is a pathologist with special experience in neuropathology in Germany and in the United States. His manual on "The Pathology of Cerebral Palsy" is concerned with the need to delineate fundamental organic processes in the brain in this disorder. The importance of the science of pathology in studying cerebral palsy is well presented. The disease is defined and clinical classifications are presented. Neonatal anoxia and other systemic disturbances of the fetus and newborn producing cerebral palsy are presented in an intelligent and orderly fashion. The common triad of mental deficiency, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy is the subject of a special chapter. Developmental defects of the brain receive appropriate attention.

The book is printed on excellent paper, is well illustrated, and includes a good bibliography. It is written in a concise manner and handles clinical considerations in such a way that it will satisfy all physicians who are concerned

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