September 1953

El Prematuro.

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By Jose Obes Polleri. Price, not given. Pp. 273, with 27 tables. Reprinted partially from the Archivos de pediatria del Uruguay. Revised and amplified by Mead Johnson & Company. Garcia Morales,-Mercant S. A., Montevideo, Uruguay, 1952.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;86(3):394. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050080404021

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This is a very complete and up-to-date discussion of the premature infant. The subject matter is divided into five sections: conception and definition, statistical study, causes of prematurity, emergencies of the early period, and digestion and pathology. All of these are fully covered with deference to the various opinions that may exist on debatable questions. These problems are all documented with full references so that the reader can see both sides of the problem.

This is a very excellent book and, although written in Spanish, very readable. The bibliography is full and excellent, being as complete on the subject of prematurity as the reviewer has seen. This book should be read in full by those interested in the subject.

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