McCarthy, Daniel J.

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Daniel J., U.S. neurologist, 1874-1958.
McCarthy reflexes - (1) contraction of the adductors of the thigh upon tapping the spinal column. Synonym(s): spinoadductor reflex; - (2) contraction of the orbicularis oculi muscle induced by tapping the supraorbital nerve. Synonym(s): supraorbital reflex
McCarthy scales of children's abilities - used to test children's comprehension between 2-1/2 and 8-1/2 years of age.
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All five children developing typically were trained as "buddies." These five males were determined to be developing normally according to the Denver Developmental Screening Test (Frankenburg & Dodds, 1967) and General Cognitive Index (GCI) scores of the McCarthy Scales of Childrens Abilities (McCarthy, 1972).