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April 1956

Die Bedeutung der frühkindlichen Hirnschädigung für die Kinderpsychiatrie.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1956;91(4):416-417. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1956.02060020418026

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This book stresses the significance of the infantile brain damage also called encephaloperoma infantis on the child psychiatry. With exception of the small number of psychoses in children, the author demonstrates that there is not a chapter in child psychiatry which is not dominated in the psychic and somatic sphere by an encephaloperoma infantis. Since physicians are now able to diagnose without serious intervention the most intricate disturbances in function and development in the infantile cerebrum, they can distinguish between inherited disturbances in intelligence and personality and those due to brain damage in the infant. It could be demonstrated that most disturbances are acquired and due to encephaloperoma infantis and that the latter is also severer than the inherited form. The brain damage occurs in the earliest infancy or childhood and can be proved by encephlography, which shows the same results as the anatomical findings of many other authors. In

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