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Anthropometry As An Aid To Mental Diagnosis
From the FOREWORD
IT is our hope that this report be considered in the nature of a preliminary study in the anthropometry of the feeble-minded. We have developed the treatment of the data from the point of view of mental tests, as an aid to diagnosis rather than as a contribution to anthropometry proper. Our primary aim is to establish a definite objective means of interpreting the measurements employed, measurements which are taken in nearly all laboratories and clinics but interpreted in few. We particularly urge that those who apply this method of interpretation consider the individual measurements not so much by themselves as in their relation to each other in the anthropometric curve, and that for individual cases due regard be paid to special conditions affecting each subject. These are, especially, physical deformities, pathological conditions, personal history (including nationality, parentage, previous health and nutrition, physiological status, physical and social environment,et altera), examinational conditions (such as time of day, season, weather), and other internal and external factors, like incentive, emulation, or their negatives. Data regarding these conditions and their effects could not be obtained in sufficient quantity or reliability to be of value in this study, but their importance should by no means be disregarded. The effect of these varying factors is illustrated in a research by E. L. Kuhnes (Experimental Study of Dynamic Periodicity as Influenced by Diurnal, Weekly, Monthly, Seasonal and Yearly Efficiency, Ped. Sem., Vol. XXII, No. 3, September 1915, pp. 326-346), from which it appears that motive, incentive, and such almost uncontrollable internal stimuli far outweigh all other factors. Only by controlled introspection, an impossibility with feeble-minded subjects or young children, can these effects be evaluated or allowed for.
Because our study is preliminary we have been constrained to avoid making definite conclusions, except so far as these are summary statements of results, and to refrain from any interpretation of the results. The author hopes to overcome this deficiency by a later investigation dealing with the body proportions of the feeble-minded in relation to age and mental ability. In view of the development of the theory that the feeble-minded tend toward a condition of organic and functional infantility, perhaps more general and complete than is ordinarily suspected, such a research seems unusually promising. It lies, however, beyond the limits of our present aims and means.
Cutaneous Manifestations Of Child Abuse And Their Differential Diagnosis
The interpretation of skin lesions in children that may be due to abuse is often not straightforward, and many reports have been published on dermatological disorders and accidental injuries that were unjustly regarded as signs of child abuse. This book describes in detail the cutaneous manifestations of the physical abuse of children and devotes particular attention to differential diagnosis. Careful guidance is provided on the optimal evaluation of children presenting with findings potentially attributable to abuse. The numerous images and detailed background information will develop the ability of the reader to assess and interpret the clinical signs of abuse, and to distinguish these signs from other causes of injury, such as accidents and self-mutilation, and dermatological disorders. "Cutaneous Manifestations of Child Abuse" will be invaluable for pediatric dermatologists, pediatricians, forensic experts, and others who deal with the physical abuse of children.
Fault Diagnosis And Fault Tolerance : A Systematic Approach To Special Topics
With the rapid growth of scale of integration of VLSI chips and the need forreliable computers, fault diagnosis and fault tolerance have become important topics in chip design and manufacture. This book is intended to lead new researchers in the field to the frontier of some branches of the fault-tolerant computing field. The book presents the results of a research group working at Chongqing University, China, for the last twelveyears. It contains seven chapters that can be read independently of each other. Chapter 1 gives a mathematical introduction to four-valued logic and its applications to test generation, hazard identification, and transition logic. Chapter 2 summarizes work on the fault-diagnosis problem at the system level, with society diagnosis and an analog circuit as examples. Chapter 3 discusses the definition of a testability measure, introduces the synthesis problem for testability, and studies automatic design for testability at gate level and module level. Chapter 4 introduces the new NMRC (N-modular redundancy with comparing) technique and studies some optimal designs. Chapter 5 studies the fault-tolerance of interconnection switching networks and shows how networks can be designed to increase the tolerated number of faulty elements. Chapter 6 shows how fault-tolerance problems for multibus systems correspond to connectivity problems for hypergraphs and how optimal connectivity is achieved with BIB (balanced incomplete block) designs. Chapter 7 discusses TMR (triple modular redundancy) systems.
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