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November 26, 1927

Diseases of the Newborn. A Textbook for Students and Practitioners.

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By James Burnet, M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P., Lecturer on Diseases of Children, School of Medicine of the Royal Colleges, Edinburgh. Cloth. Price, $1.85. Pp. 275. London: Oxford University Press, 1927.

JAMA. 1927;89(22):1895. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690220071035

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Within recent years much of the pediatrician's interest has been turned toward the study of the diseases that occur in the infant during the first month of life. It has been realized that infant mortality is greatest during this period. There are many rare conditions that occur, and in general different pathologic conditions. A great mass of periodical literature may be perused by those who are especially interested in the new-born, but there has been no satisfactory textbook for the use of the student and general practitioner. To fill this need this book has been written. It is arranged in the conventional way: first, a discussion of the anatomy and physiology of the new-born; next, consideration of the diseases of the various systems. Each subject is treated under the heads of etiology, clinical features, prognosis and treatment. There are special chapters devoted to asphyxia neonatorum and the premature infant. The

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