Book Reviews
August 1947

The Premature Baby.

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By V. Mary Crosse, M.D., D.P.H. No price listed. Pp. 156, with 14 illustrations. Philadelphia: The Blakiston Company, 1945.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(2):253. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010261017

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Dr. Crosse has presented a good description of the premature as compared with the full term infant. Concisely, she has detailed simple equipment and methods for the adequate care of a premature baby in the home or in the hospital. She shows graphically the effect of these measures in terms of number of lives saved over a period of twelve years in the City Maternity Home, Birmingham, England. The complications of prematurity, as well as their prevention and treatment, are well described. The feeding methods recommended are those in common use in this country. However, the substances to be used and their dilutions and quantities are somewhat at variance with the opinion of many physicians in this country who have had wide and highly successful experience in handling premature infants.

This book should prove of practical value to the pediatrician, obstetrician, general practitioner or nurse who has not had broad

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