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September 1976

Malnutrition and Brain Development

Arch Neurol. 1976;33(9):666. doi:10.1001/archneur.1976.00500090072026

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Nutrition and the Developing Nervous System  by Philip R. Dodge, Arthur L. Prensky, and Ralph D. Feigin, 538 pp, $49.50, CV Mosby Co, 1975.

Normal and Abnormal Development of the Human Nervous System  by Ronald J. Lemire, John D. Loeser, Richard W. Leech, et al, 421 pp, $27.50, Harper & Row Publishers, 1975.These three valuable books, each in its own way, emphasize the recent rapid growth of knowledge concerning man's early neurological development. They differ substantially in content and style and direct themselves towards somewhat different audiences, but all deserve attention.Winick's monograph, the shortest of the three, achieves the considerable feat of being sufficiently narrative to be read in one sitting, yet detailed enough to provide an excellent summary of its topic. His research has contributed much to his theme, giving him a surefooted capacity to say as much as necessary and no more about the

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