edited by Jack S. Remington and Jerome O. Klein, 4th ed, 1373 pp, with illus, $185, ISBN 0-7216-6782-1, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1995
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The fourth edition of Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant is visual testimony to the "growth and development" of the field of perinatal infectious diseases. Although one would wish to compare it to similar texts, there are none. The infectious diseases therein may virtually all be found in Feigin and Cherry's Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases but with neither the depth nor perinatal focus. Thus, the only real comparison for Remington and Klein's treatise is with its own previous editions published over the last 18 years.
During this time, the chapters have grown from 20 to 35 in number. Fifteen contributors alone have been added since the last edition, which was published in 1990. All along, the editors have consistently produced a "complete, critical and contemporary review of infections of the fetus and newborn." The scope has continually broadened to include well-organized discussions of the pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis,
Barton LL. Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn Infant. JAMA. 1995;274(15):1248. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530150072042