Some books on cerebral palsy deal with limited or special aspects of the subject, such as speech, psychology, or education. Those that attempt to cover the general field are usually reviews or compilations, or, if based upon original observations, comprise too small a series to be authoritative. As a result, no complete or adequate textbook on the subject exists, a situation not changed by the present book.
The author attempts to cover in depth the general subject of cerebral palsy from the etiologic and clinical viewpoint based on his experience with 208 patients seen in Edinburgh. The first chapter defines and classifies cerebral palsy, and the next eight chapters deal primarily with hemiplegia, especially its etiology. Six chapters are devoted to the subject of diplegia and ataxia, two to dyskinesia, and one to all other forms of cerebral palsy. The last eight chapters deal with various other aspects of the