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The Waysiders.

The Waysiders. 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 Dr. Crosby, a neurosurgeon with a special interest in pediatric neurology, and Mr. Liston, a professional writer, set themselves a difficult task in writing this book. They wished to discuss the existence, causes, symptomatology, and treatment of dyslexia in a way that would be helpful to a heterogeneous audience of "parents, teachers, psychologists and physicians." It is, of course, easy to please nobody while trying to help everybody. However, this particular attempt at informed popularization is on the whole a success. Mr. Liston's style is lucid without being patronizing: he had not been merely a passive "ghost," but has obviously done much personal reading on the subject. There is a happy balance in the importance ascribed to the differing etiologies of dyslexia, such as genetic factors and minimal birth trauma. The book improves both in style and content as it moves from the earlier and more speculative parts to the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Neurology American Medical Association

The Waysiders.

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 Dr. Crosby, a neurosurgeon with a special interest in pediatric neurology, and Mr. Liston, a professional writer, set themselves a difficult task in writing this book. They wished to discuss the existence, causes, symptomatology, and treatment of dyslexia in a way that would be helpful to a heterogeneous audience of "parents, teachers,...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1968 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9942
eISSN
1538-3687
DOI
10.1001/archneur.1968.00480020125020
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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 Dr. Crosby, a neurosurgeon with a special interest in pediatric neurology, and Mr. Liston, a professional writer, set themselves a difficult task in writing this book. They wished to discuss the existence, causes, symptomatology, and treatment of dyslexia in a way that would be helpful to a heterogeneous audience of "parents, teachers, psychologists and physicians." It is, of course, easy to please nobody while trying to help everybody. However, this particular attempt at informed popularization is on the whole a success. Mr. Liston's style is lucid without being patronizing: he had not been merely a passive "ghost," but has obviously done much personal reading on the subject. There is a happy balance in the importance ascribed to the differing etiologies of dyslexia, such as genetic factors and minimal birth trauma. The book improves both in style and content as it moves from the earlier and more speculative parts to the

Journal

Archives of NeurologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1968

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