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The "spastic child" has always been a problem of such severe nature and complex character that few physicians will interest themselves sufficiently to really study the case and intelligently help the parents to rehabilitate the patient. It has fallen to the lot of the orthopedist and physical therapist to do most of the work; but that is not enough. It takes the care, the infinite patience, the stable character, and the love of a mother to really develop the majority of these patients into a worthwhile, economic asset.
The author of the above book rightly and justly criticizes the medical
The Spastic Child.. Ann Intern Med. 1934;8:766. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-6-766_1
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