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May 1950

Technique of Treatment for the Cerebral Palsy Child.

Am J Dis Child. 1950;79(5):968. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1950.04040010985012

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This book gives the author's views on the management of cerebral palsy as obviously interpreted from the point of view of Dr. Winthrop Phelps, a recognized authority in the field.

The first four chapters deal with the medical aspects of the problem and the remaining chapters pertain to the actual technics employed. The book would be improved if the chapters relating to the history, classification, differential diagnosis and psychiatric aspects of the problems therein were omitted. They are a veritable storehouse of misinformation and would have best remained unwritten.

The other chapters give a worth while description of the technics employed by Dr. Phelps and the author. Even here, however, there are certain sections, like those on relaxation and on confused motion, which must be considered as somewhat ambiguous, sketchy and, to say the least, controversial.

One of the best chapters is the final one, in the form of an

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