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September 1964

Brain Damage in Children: The Biological and Social Aspects.

Arch Neurol. 1964;11(3):337-338. doi:10.1001/archneur.1964.00460210115016

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Abstract

This book is based upon a conference concerned with the social and biological aspects of brain damage in childhood held at the Children's Hospital, Philadelphia, in November, 1962. The work contains eight (8) papers within the first 130 pages and a special annotated selected bibliography of 69 pages. The basic approach of the conference and of this book is a holistic consideration of a general effect of brain damage in children. The approach involves many disciplines but is mainly behaviorally oriented.

"Brain damage," as emphasized by the editor, is regarded in this work as a concept applied to a kind of behavioral disturbance often subtly manifest and not considered as a specific neurological disorder designated in relation to a focal or a specific type of brain lesion. The mechanisms operate at a number of levels, particularly pre- and postnatal environmental, along with social and familial interplay, and structural and physiological

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