Book Reviews
January 1942

The Premature Infant: Its Medical and Nursing Care.

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By Julius H. Hess, M.D., and Evelyn C. Lundeen, R.N. Price, $3.50. Pp. 317, with 14 tables and 74 illustrations. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1941.

Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(1):205-206. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010010206020

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No one is better qualified to discuss the practical aspects of medical care of premature infants than the senior author, because of his vast personal experience in the field. He is ably assisted in this task by Miss Lundeen, who displays the same intimate knowledge of the practical problems involved in the nursing care in this field. The title of the book is perhaps too broad and somewhat misleading. Incorporation of the subtitle into the main title, i. e., "The Care of the Premature Infant," would have reflected more accurately the contents and aims of the volume. The relative allotment of space in the text supports this opinion of the reviewer.

The first three chapters (22 pages) present rather cursorily the clinical evidences of immaturity of the different systems and organs and of the general underdevelopment exhibited by the premature infant. The brevity of this section is condoned only by

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