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Dwarfism: Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Profound Short Stature Betty M. Adelson

Dwarfism: Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Profound Short Stature

Betty M. Adelson

Published July 21st 2005
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368 pages
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This landmark volume is the first to trace the exciting developments in the field of dwarfism research and treatment over the past century -- particularly during the past fifty years. Dr. Betty M. Adelson, a psychologist, has unearthed andMoreThis landmark volume is the first to trace the exciting developments in the field of dwarfism research and treatment over the past century -- particularly during the past fifty years. Dr. Betty M. Adelson, a psychologist, has unearthed and synthesized the most significant information about dwarfing conditions, from articles written a century ago to current books and specialized databases.Highlighting the outstanding contributions of Dr. Victor McKusick and several of his colleagues, Dr. Adelson reveals how dwarfism specialists have helped redefine the nature of medical care -- transforming it from an authoritarian enterprise into a holistic, collaborative venture among physicians, affected individuals, and their families.The parent of an adult dwarf daughter, Adelson examines the social forces that affect the dwarfism community. She offers personal descriptions of the day-to-day challenges dwarf individuals face and portrays their accomplishments. Insightful and accessible, this work will prove a valuable resource for affected individuals, their families, and medical professionals -- physicians, nurses, genetic counselors, social workers, psychologists, and medical students.