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June 1966

Brain Damage and Behavior: A Clinical-Experimental Study.

Arch Neurol. 1966;14(6):682. doi:10.1001/archneur.1966.00470120114017

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At a time when groups of experts are getting together to define, recommend diagnostic batteries, and methods of approach for "brain damaged" children, it is refreshing to have the studies of Dr. Schulman and his co-workers which present experimental findings and raise questions regarding certain diagnostic tools and criteria which have achieved the status of "truths" and "facts," a status often related to the frequency with which they are stated rather than to any experimental data testing their validity or reliability. The attempts at instrumentation for measuring the variables under consideration are an important contribution to the field. This study is only a beginning but, hopefully, one which will be pursued not only by Dr. Schulman's staff but by other investigators in attempts to check the results reported, and then, proceeding to other populations, particularly "normal" populations at different ages, to populations with known disease— possibly certain genetic neurologic dysfunctions,

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