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February 1981

Neonatal Neurology

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Box 313, CDLD University of Alabama University Station Birmingham, AL 35294

Am J Dis Child. 1981;135(2):189. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1981.02130260075029

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In 1968, Joppich and Schulte published their Neurologie des Neugeborenen. It was an encyclopedic overview of neurologic data relating to the newborn, but being in German it was not widely read in this country. In addition, it preceded the explosion of knowledge in perinatology that has occurred during the past ten years. Infants once considered too small to survive are now receiving therapy, growing up, leaving the nursery, developing normally, and living happily ever after. In addition, diagnoses such as intracranial hemorrhage that were once synonymous with expected mortality are no longer viewed that way. Indeed, some infants seem to have intracranial bleeding without apparent difficulty. The success of neonatologists is so dramatic that they are no longer satisfied with simple survival to graduation from the nursery, but are increasingly concerned about the neurologic disabilities that constitute a major part of the morbidity among their patients. This book addresses in

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