EARL R. CARLSON, M.D.
When the nervous system has been damaged by disease or injury at birth and choreo-athetosis, spasticity, ataxia or some other type of hyperkinesia is present, the tendency in prescribing treatment is to place too much emphasis on physical training without due consideration of the effect that repetition of an activity has upon the growth of the behavior pattern at various stages of development. Stepping movements, for example, show themselves almost immediately at birth but no amount of exercise is going to enable the normal infant to walk until his nervous system has attained adequate differentiation. In the case of the
CARLSON ER. INFANTILE CEREBRAL PALSY; ITS TREATMENT BY SELECTIVE INHIBITION OF SENSORY STIMULI1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:324–334. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-2-324
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(2):324-334.
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