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October 1943

The Neuromuscular Maturation of the Human Infant.

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By Myrtle B. McGraw. Price, $2.00. Pp. xiv + 140, with 28 illustrations. New York: Columbia University Press, 1943.

Am J Dis Child. 1943;66(4):470. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1943.02010220123014

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This excellent volume brings up to date the recorded information on the correlation between behavior and the development of the nervous system and includes the results of valuable research work of the author. The behavior of an infant depends on the maturation of his central nervous system and not on his training program.

There is a description of the developmental anatomy of the nervous system of infants, neonatal behavior, development of the neuromotor activities, early sensory development and individual development and a final chapter on maturation and learning.

This small volume should prove reassuring, interesting and instructive to every one having anything to do with children.

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