The mid-brain infant.
- 1925 -1960
- Part of
- Bates, John A.V., and the Ratio Club
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
This is J.A.V. Bates' re-edit in London, 1960, of neurologist Eduard Gamper's original 1925 film made in Innsbruck. Gamper's original film was of a three month old female infant born without a forebrain which he had admitted for study at his Klinik. The film illustrated, in detail, her behaviour and anatomy, and this recording established Gamper's Sign (i.e. sitting from lying when traction is applied to the feet - which became one of the signs of severe brain damage). Dr. Bates suggested in the late 1950s that this film be revised to create an aid to the study of neuromuscular behaviour in early life. With the help of The Spastics Society and Dr. R.C. MacKeith this was done by repeating Gamper's brief shots three times and including, for comparison, shots of a normal infant and descriptive intertitles..
Publication details: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1925 / 1960.
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