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June 6, 2001

Perinatal Infectious DiseasesInfectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2001;285(21):2788-2789. doi:10.1001/jama.285.21.2788-JBK0606-3-1

Remington and Klein have again produced an updated classic in a field that is no longer emerging but has emerged: perinatal infectious diseases. This volume, however, is hardly a summation, but rather an encyclopedic treatise. With more than 1500 pages, 35 chapters, and 54 contributors, it can be compared to only one other text—its predecessor. This new, fifth edition, like the previous one, reviews the major bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic diseases of the fetus and newborn. The editing is impressive, and, although there are occasional redundancies and inconsistencies inevitable in any multiauthored tome, they are minimal.

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