The Clinical Pattern and Pathophysiology of Oligophrenia

  • M. S. Pevzner
Part of the The International Behavioral Sciences Series book series (IBSS)


The residual phenomena following intrauterine or early infec­tions of the brain often lead to a disturbance of the mental develop­ment of the child. The term “mentally retarded child,” like the term “dementia,” can encompass essentially very different clinical forms. Such terms are often applied to certain concurrent organic diseases where features of dementia can be observed (for example, amaurotic idiocy, tuberous sclerosis, epilepsy with mental de­terioration, etc.).


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Pevzner
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  1. 1.Institute of DefectologyMoscowUSSR

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