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July 1969

Congenital Facial Anomalies With Neurologic Defects: A Clinical Atlas.

Arch Neurol. 1969;21(1):113-114. doi:10.1001/archneur.1969.00480130127016

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Abstract

Many of us have "made rounds" on pediatric services and have been led to an unfortunate, unusual-looking child and have been asked for a diagnosis. We have seen patients with single, or more commonly, multiple anomalies and only have come up with the residents' slang expression FLK for "funny-looking kid." Dr. Aita's book is an attempt to teach us to recognize facial anomalies which occur repeatedly and to identify them as established diagnosis with either descriptive terms or difficult proper names.

The best way to review his book would be to quote the first page of Aita's own introduction verbatim. His words describe the problem so clearly, that they justify writing the book, and they list the difficulties honestly which an author meets when writing about congenital anomalies. In spite of these difficulties, he does a very creditable job describing common and rare anomalies which fall into the province of

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