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Effects of Drugs, Narcotics and Toxins on the Chemical Maturation of the Infant Brain

  • Ellsworth C. AlvordJr.
  • S. Mark Sumi


The remark by Norman (1958) that “the act of birth marks no particular milestone in the development of the human brain” has made it essential that embryologists, neonatologists, pediatricians, pathologists and others work together to bridge gaps created by professional but artificial time-based periods of study. Lemire et al. (1975) have argued that “malformations of the nervous system” can much more easily be considered as part of the spectrum of “diseases of the developing nervous system.”


Corpus Callosum Pyramidal Tract Reticular Formation Cerebral White Matter Periventricular Leukomalacia 
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  • S. Mark Sumi

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