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July 1957

Die Eigenart der Kindlichen Hirntätigkeit: Vol. 2.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1957;94(1):106. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1957.04030020108023

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The second edition of Peiper's monumental work is a veritable mine of information for pediatricians and neurologists, and it represents German scholarship and scientific thoroughness at their best. For years Peiper and his associates have been making and documenting detailed observations of the motor behavior of infants and their responses to all manner of stimuli from birth on.

The detailed descriptions of the developmental patterns as regards sensory development, position and movement, the neurologic factors of respiration, nutrition, sleep, as well as a complete discussion of normal and abnormal reflexes, are discussed from the point of view of development and maturation. Each chapter ends with a lucid summary and a rather complete bibliography of the world literature.

Nothing like this discussion of developmental neurology exists in the American literature, and it is to be hoped that early translation into the English language will be possible for this unique and thorough

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