Dwarfism: Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Profound Short Stature

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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 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.

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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. -C. Angela Van Etten, Little People of America; Author of Dwarfs Don't Live in Doll Houses

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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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