February 1962

Dunham's Premature Infants.

Author Affiliations

By William A. Silverman, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University; Director of the Premature Nursery, Babies Hospital, New York. Price, $15. Pp. 578. Paul B. Hoeber, Inc., Medical Division of Harper & Brothers, 49 E. 33rd St., New York 16, 1961.

Am J Dis Child. 1962;103(2):208. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080020214025

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Those in search of information who have turned wistfully to the old editions of Dr. Dunham's classic will be delighted with Dr. Silverman's production of the third edition. The newest Dunham's Premature Infants has the same basic pattern as the 2 earlier editions and, like its predecessors, is clinically oriented. Dr. Silverman has wisely kept the proven successful format of the old editions and has nicely brought the contents up to date.

The premature infant, its origins, fate, environment, peculiarities, vital statistics, and public health aspects are all well presented, and every medical area which relates to the premature infant is included. The major diseases are presented with clarity, and, in most instances, they are discussed in detail, although some few topics of relatively minor importance or about which there is little information are merely mentioned in passing. But even these are well represented in the many excellent and recent

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