Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
The third edition of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology represents a substantial enhancement of the second edition and not
a mere "tune up" revision. Steven Abman has joined coeditors Richard Polin
and William Fox in assembling a 192-chapter, two-volume reference text that
covers the intended subject thoroughly and thoughtfully.
More than 30 new chapters have been added on novel topics such as angiogenesis,
stem cell biology, pathophysiology of preterm labor, fetal origins of adult
disease, maternal and fetal responses to intrauterine inflammation, and the
physiology of lactation. There has been considerable re-writing and updating
of most of the chapters from the previous edition, as well.
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