Living with Difference: Families with Dwarf Children

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Praeger, 1988 - Family & Relationships - 194 pages

Readers will find that Ablon's use of first-hand information makes this an inestimably practical source. The author begins with a definition and description of dwarfism, and then probes the range of family responses to the birth of a dwarf. Successive chapters explore developmental and medical problems, school experiences, the social world of the dwarf child, and how the dwarf child fits into the family system. Next, the author describes Little People of America--a national organization committed to providing information on dwarfism. Finally, detailed life histories of three families with dwarf children conclude this informative work.

Readers will find that Ablon's use of first-hand information makes this an inestimably practical source. The author begins with a definition and description of dwarfism, and then probes the range of family responses to the birth of a dwarf. Successive chapters explore developmental and medical problems, school experiences, the social world of the dwarf child, and how the dwarf child fits into the family system. Next, the author describes Little People of America--a national organization committed to providing information on dwarfism. Finally, detailed life histories of three families with dwarf children conclude this informative work.

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Appendix E Organizational Resources for Dwarfism
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About the author (1988)

JOAN ABLON is Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Departments of Epidemiology and International Health and Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.

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