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August 14, 1926

Diseases of the New-Born: A Monographic Handbook.

JAMA. 1926;87(7):512-513. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680070058033

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It is well known that the period of greatest infant mortality is during the first two weeks of life. Only by the dissemination of knowledge among physicians concerning the care and treatment of the new-born as well as that of the mother during the prenatal months can there be any hope for a reduction of the death rate within this period. It is to meet this need that this collection of papers has been published. Most of the papers are written by the author, the others having been contributed by members of the faculty of the Georgetown University Medical School. The author points out that the volume is concerned only with the diagnosis and treatment of the disabilities most commonly seen in the new-born. Its scope is therefore somewhat limited. Bibliographic notes are appended to each chapter, and add to the value of the book. The papers are well illustrated,

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