August 1978

Infectious Diseases of the Fetus,

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics University of Utah College of Medicine Salt Lake City, UT 84112


edited by Jack S. Remington and Jerome O. Klein, $45,1,121 pp, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1976.

Am J Dis Child. 1978;132(8):825. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1978.02120330097028

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Infectious diseases remain an important problem in neonatal and perinatal medicine. This text, edited by Drs Remington and Klein, with chapters by a distinguished group of contributors, is an extremely thorough review of the current state of the art. Containing 1,121 pages, the volume covers most microorganisms that have the capacity to produce disease in the newborn, at least in the Western world. General chapters on immunology and resistance to infection and clinical pharmacology of antibacterial agents are included along with the specific infectious disease topics. The depth of coverage of the material is indicated by the fact that the book is longer than any existing text covering all of pediatric infectious diseases. This, unfortunately, is a reflection on the lack of a comprehensive text on pediatric infectious diseases rather than on this volume by Drs Remington and Klein.

In general, the editors and authors have done a remarkable job

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