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Out of the Running.

Out of the Running. This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This is an autobiography of a woman with congenital cerebral palsy. Although mentally superior, she was greatly handicapped physically, being practically unable to walk and incapable of articulate speech. She learned to communicate by sign language and to type with one finger, after which her progress in acquiring information was rapid. Although the development of intelligence is ordinarily considered to be highly dependent on motor capacity and speech functions, the author's achievements illustrate the possibility of a rich mental development in the absence of vocalization and motor skill. Her story is a clear account of her emotional and personality development and of her attitudes and experiences. With rare insight she describes her growing consciousness, at adolescence, of her physical limitations, the period of mild depression she experienced at the age of 15 and of her religious conversion at 20. Her vivid description of energetic repression of sensitiveness to her condition, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

Out of the Running.

Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry , Volume 41 (6) – Jun 1, 1939

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1939 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6754
DOI
10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270180203019
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract This is an autobiography of a woman with congenital cerebral palsy. Although mentally superior, she was greatly handicapped physically, being practically unable to walk and incapable of articulate speech. She learned to communicate by sign language and to type with one finger, after which her progress in acquiring information was rapid. Although the development of intelligence is ordinarily considered to be highly dependent on motor capacity and speech functions, the author's achievements illustrate the possibility of a rich mental development in the absence of vocalization and motor skill. Her story is a clear account of her emotional and personality development and of her attitudes and experiences. With rare insight she describes her growing consciousness, at adolescence, of her physical limitations, the period of mild depression she experienced at the age of 15 and of her religious conversion at 20. Her vivid description of energetic repression of sensitiveness to her condition,

Journal

Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 1, 1939

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