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Most pediatric departments, along with all kinds of other departments, tend to have procedural manuals and illustrative material available for students, nurses, and house staff within their own institution. The Manual of Newborn Care at Grady Memorial Hospital is a much more lavishly produced and detailed description of procedures and policies to be followed by various levels of the staff working in the newborn unit at Grady. It proposes to be something more than a mere instruction manual in that there is a good deal of informational material relating to why some things are done, in addition to mere instructions as to how they are to be carried out. The decision to have it published by an outside publisher would suggest that the authors are desirous of having the work circulated outside of their own institution. While this is laudable, indeed, it imposes a number of different criteria in reviewing
STERN L. Manual of Newborn Care at Grady Memorial Hospital. Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(1):139-140. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120380107034