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Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
50th Anniversary commentaries



Commemorating 50 years of publishing

This year is the 50th anniversary of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology (DMCN). It is also the 100th anniversary of Dr Ronnie Mac Keith's birth. Each month in 2008, commentaries of influential papers from the last 50 years will be presented. The commentaries, along with the original articles, will be published on this website.

The first commentary is by Christopher Morris covering Palisano et al's 1997 paper on the development of the Gross Motor Function Classification System. As February 2008 is the 100th anniversary of Dr Mac Keith's birth, an appreciation of his work by Dr Martin Bax will be published here and in the February issue of the journal.

Commentaries

Follow these links to view the commentaries and original articles. New commentaries will appear here each month.

January commentary: Development of the Gross Motor Function Classification System (1997), by Christopher Morris.
Original article Part I, Part II: Palisano R, Rosenbaum P, Walter S, Russell D, Wood E, Galuppi B. Development and reliability of a system to classify gross motor function in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 1997; 39: 214–223.

February original article: An appreciation of Ronnie Mac Keith (1978), by Martin Bax.

March commentary: Varus and valgus deformities of the foot in cerebral palsy (1982), by Mark Paterson.
Original article: Bennet GC, Rang M, Jones D. Varus and valgus deformities of the foot in cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 1982; 24: 499–503.

April commentary: The first meta-analysis of randomized controlled surgical trials in cerebral palsy (2002), by Robert W Armstrong.
Original article: McLaughlin J, Bjornson K, Temkin N, et al. Selective dorsal rhizotomy: meta-analysis of three randomized controlled trials. Dev Med Child Neurol 2002; 44: 17–25.

May commentary: Behaviour after cerebral lesions in children and adults (1962), by Dorothy Bishop.
Original article, Part II, Part III: HL Teuber, RG Rudel. Behaviour after cerebral lesions in children and adults. Dev Med Child Neurol 1962; 4: 3–20.

June commentary: Position as a cause of deformity in children with cerebral palsy (1976), by David Scrutton.
Original article: Fulford GE, Brown JK. Position as a cause of deformity in children with cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 1976; 18: 305–314.

July commentary 1: The tyranny of the idea of cure (1967), by Richard Robinson.
Original article: Mac Keith R. The tyranny of the idea of cure. Dev Med Child Neurol 1967; 9: 269–270.

July commentary 2: Or is a children's physician just naturally nice? (1975), by Richard Robinson.
Original article: Mac Keith R. Or is a children's physician just naturally nice? Dev Med Child Neurol 1975; 17: 703.

August commentary: 'Puppet' children. A report on three cases (1965), by Peter Rosenbaum.
Original article: Angelman H. 'Puppet' children. A report on three cases. Dev Med Child Neurol 1965; 7: 681–688.

September commentary: Effects of powered mobility on self-initiated behaviours of very young children with locomotor disability (1986), by Peter Rosenbaum.
Original article: Butler C. Effects of powered mobility on self-initiated behaviors of very young children with locomotor disability. Dev Med Child Neurol 1986; 28: 325–332.

October commentary: Age of onset and outcome in Landau-Kleffner syndrome (1985), by Anne O’Hare.
Original article: Bishop DVM. Age of onset and outcome in 'acquired aphasia with convulsive disorder' (Landau-Kleffner syndrome). Dev Med Child Neurol 1985; 27: 705–712.

November commentary: Visual function in infants with brain lesions (1994), by Eugenio Mercuri.
Original article Part I, Part II: Pike MG, Holmstrom G, de Vries LS, Pennock JM, Drew KJ, Sonksen PM, Dubowitz LMS. Patterns of visual impairment associated with lesions of the preterm infant brain. Dev Med Child Neurol 1994; 36: 849–862.

December commentary: Cerebral palsy and newborn care: I, II, and III (1981), by Fiona Stanley.
Original article I: Kiely JL, Paneth N, Stein Z, Susser M. Cerebral palsy and newborn care. I: Secular trends in cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol 1981; 23: 533–538.
Original article II: Kiely JL, Paneth N, Stein Z, Susser M. Cerebral palsy and newborn care. II: Mortality and neurological impairment in low-birthweight infants. Dev Med Child Neurol 1981; 23: 650–659.
Original article III: Kiely JL, Paneth N, Stein Z, Susser M. Cerebral palsy and newborn care. III: Estimated prevalence rates of cerebral palsy under differing rates of mortality and impairment of low-birthweight infants. Dev Med Child Neurol 1981; 23: 801–807.

 
 



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