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July 1965

Cerebral Function in Infancy and Childhood.

Arch Neurol. 1965;13(1):107. doi:10.1001/archneur.1965.00470010111019

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This lengthy monograph in the developmental behavior of infancy presents a detailed reference for all persons interested in the normal development of the nervous system. Despite a few isolated discussions of abnormal neurological signs the book does not attempt to provide a reference source for the child neurologist interested in disease states. Despite the wordy and repetitious nature of several chapters the text provides an excellent bibliography for those neurologists and pediatricians whose special attention has been devoted to refinement of the neurological examination of the premature and older infant. The chapters on reflexes, movements, and locomotion are very well organized and well illustrated. The special attention given to the visceral functions of respiration and food intake, so vital in the young infant, reflect the author's detailed interest in this subject. Also, the fascinating phylogenetic aspects of normal development of the immature brain and disintegration of the mature nervous system

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