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Book and Media Reviews
May 2, 2012

Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: John L. Zeller, MD, PhD, Contributing Editor.

Author Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, New York (ls5@columbia.edu).

JAMA. 2012;307(17):1865-1866. doi:10.1001/jama.307.17.1865

This is the seventh edition of a text first published in 1976, and it is clear that the years have only made the world-renowned textbook even better. Jack Remington and Jerome Klein have been the chief editors since the first edition.

In this exhaustive survey of infections of the fetus and newborn infant, the editors and authors have not only updated the concepts of pathogenesis, microbiology, immunology, diagnosis, and management but also interwoven discussion of the effects of public health and public policy on these often devastating infections. Merging basic science with public health allows this textbook to reach a wide interdisciplinary audience concerned with providing effective health care to women and their infants.

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