The authors of any textbook of child neurology presumably owe a debt to their literary predecessors, including Sigmund Freud, who wrote a monograph on infantile cerebral paralysis in 1897, and particularly to Frank Ford, MD, who in his large encyclopedic classic textbook of pediatric neurology, now in its sixth edition, recorded descriptions of almost every conceivable type of neurological disorder that he had personally seen in his many years of clinical practice. Within the past 11 years there have appeared five new textbooks of child neurology, which is evidence both of the growth and development of child neurology as an independent medical specialty and of the expansion of knowledge in the discipline. At the same time, the major textbooks of pediatrics have expanded in size, and in each successive edition, increased space is devoted to neurological disorders of childhood. The present text, edited by Drs. Carter and Gold, is taken
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