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Care of the Neurologically Handicapped Child: A Book for Parents and Professionals

David L. Coulter, MD
JAMA. 1982;248(2):239-240. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330020075041.
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One rarely has cause to write a "rave" review of a medical book, but this one warrants it. The book is addressed to parents and professionals, expecting that parents who read it will want to obtain the best care for their child and that professionals will be able to work together to help each child they see. The authors state that their purpose in writing is "to inform parents and professionals; to identify the different specialists both are likely to come into contact with; and to describe the duties, responsibilities and services parents can reasonably expect to obtain from each of the professionals who will help them care for their child." It is not a handbook or manual but rather a guide, pointing out what to expect and how to get it. The book is written in a clear and graceful style that is uniformly easy to read, even though

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