Edited by Harold Abramson, AM, MD. Price, $26.95. Pp 460. CV Mosby Co, St. Louis, Mo, 1973.
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Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant (and Related Emergency Procedures in the Perinatal Center Special Care Nursery: Principles and Practice), edited by Harold Abramson, is a multiauthored book that originated as a report from a special committee on infant mortality of the New York Medical Society in 1956. This edition, like its predecessors, is more like a textbook on perinatal medicine than a book dealing with technical skills in the delivery room. The authors have attempted to give in-depth discussions of various pathophysiologic functions resulting in asphyxia of the fetus or newborn.
The editor explains in chapter 4 why so many topics are included in this book...."The intelligent application of specific measures of resuscitation to distressed newborn infants presupposes a basic knowledge of the causes of perinatal disability that result in respiratory, circulatory, nervous, genetic, biochemical and metabolic difficulties." This philosophy explains why there are chapters on obstetric care of
LUBCHENCO LO. Resuscitation of the Newborn Infant.. Am J Dis Child. 1974;128(2):265. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1974.02110270139040