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October 1964

The Lung and Its Disorders in the Newborn Infant:

Am J Dis Child. 1964;108(4):447-448. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1964.02090010449023

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This is the first of a series of monographs which W. B. Saunders Company is publishing under the general title of Major Problems in Clinical Pediatrics. As the heralding volume, it establishes a precedence of excellence which, if maintained in subsequent volumes, will make this series indispensable for pediatricians. As is well known, disturbances in lung function are the most common causes of mortality and morbidity in the neonatal period. It is important that physicians caring for newborns have a clear understanding of the development and physiology of the lung, of the functional changes occurring in the adaptive period after birth, and how these may be affected by various disorders. Dr. Avery has filled this need. The book is written with extraordinary (but not surprising) clarity and covers most of the disorders in depth. While doubtless some critics might wish that one or another subject had been covered more extensively,

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