Dwarfism: Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Profound Short Stature

Dwarfism: Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Profound Short Stature

by Betty M. Adelson PhD, Judith G. Hall OC MD

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ISBN-13: 9781421403663
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 08/01/2005
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 5 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Betty M. Adelson spent most of her career as a psychologist in private practice. She was formerly on the counseling staffs of Queens College and New York University's School of Education. She is the author of a cultural history, The Lives of Dwarfs: Their Journey from Public Curiosity toward Social Liberation.

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"This book is one of the best, most thorough overviews published on dwarfism-related topics. The text is well written, but from the heart, in a way that makes it particularly useful for those who appreciate having scholarly information presented within a meaningful personal and social context. This is a volume that everyone dealing with short stature will want to read and then keep for future reference."—From the foreword by Judith G. Hall, O.C., M.D.

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C. Angela Van Etten

"This book is extraordinary. It goes beyond descriptive listings of dwarfism diagnoses, treatments, and organizations to provide personal profiles and divergent opinions of doctors, dwarfs, and parents throughout the world and through the ages. The comprehensive research presents medical and social issues that excite and dismay. It stimulates the desire to read every word and to continue the search for answers to the questions that remain unanswered."

Charles I. Scott

"Identifies the personal and intimate relationship between medical practice and those who have been affected by various types of dwarfism. The author explores both the problems faced and the progress made in the development of scientific and medical aspects, as well as the personal struggles and achievements of those who have these rare conditions. An excellent study."

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