The name of Eric Denhoff must surely be a household word to anyone on either side of the Atlantic who, in any way, interests himself in the problems of cerebral palsy (CP). It is with pleasurable anticipation therefore that we open a newly published book from his hand. As we peruse its pages, we are amazed by the wealth of information compressed within the relatively narrow confines of the covers of this small book and feel that the author must indeed be congratulated on this score alone. We applaud his decision not to discredit or discard the term "cerebral palsy," however unsatisfactory it may be in some respects. This does not absolve us, as clinicians, however, from the obligation of a meticulous explanation to parents of the significance in the case of their individual child of this frequently frightening diagnostic label.
In the first chapter, Dr. Denhoff discusses the various
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