February 1954

Le Pneumopatie Infettive del Feto e del Neonato.

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By Giuseppe Valle. Price, 2,500 lire. Pp. 231, with 54 illustrations and 12 tables. Edizioni Minerva medica, Via Martiri della Libertà, 15, Torino, 1953.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(2):251. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090239013

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The author uses the pathological-physiological approach to the subject of pulmonary disease in the fetus and the newborn. The prenatal, the intranatal, and the postnatal periods are considered in turn, the pathology and physiology in each affording the basis for therapeutic and prophylactic approach. The illustrations are well prepared and the photographs clear and well chosen. A bibliography of about 500 references is given. The book illustrates well the dictum that when what is going on in a diseased state is well expressed, therapeutic procedures become obvious. The author is to be commended on a job well done.

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