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Books, Journals, New Media
October 19, 2005


Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;294(15):1968-1969. doi:10.1001/jama.294.15.1968-b

The sixth edition of Neonatology, edited by MacDonald et al, has undergone a complete facelift, including a new eponymous title, two new editors, eight new contributors, and significant changes in chapter titles, format, and content.

The 60 chapters address the most common and important issues currently facing neonatologists in their day-to-day practice (eg, breastfeeding and use of breast milk in vulnerable preterm neonates, health care–associated infection, and prevention modalities). Many of the previous chapters have been extensively revised, updated, and improved. The revised text effectively addresses the rapid changes occurring in the fields of fetal and neonatal medicine and includes important new information on fetal and neonatal development, disease processes, and therapeutic and technological management. Improvements are obvious in both the content and presentation of the material. For example, a full-color insert illustrates key dermatological conditions, disease symptoms, and imaging techniques. This insert and the changes made to the overall format of the text are positive features.

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