May 1983

Practical Neonatal Respiratory Care

Author Affiliations

Boston Hospital for Women 221 Longwood Ave Boston, MA 02115


edited by Richard L. Schreiner and Jeffrey A. Kisling, 490 pp, with illus, $42, New York, Raven Press, 1982.

Am J Dis Child. 1983;137(5):512. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1983.02140310090036

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It was a pleasure to review this book, as it was not only good but also well done. It represents a real help for many neonatologists who labor valiantly over what are known as level III newborns, ie, at their sickest level. Only the most esoteric and academic of neonatologists would fault it for its modest (yet clear) approach. It is a multiauthored text; yet, the philosophies of these authors are never seriously divergent. The main authors also point out, at various stages in the text, the obvious variability in the type of level III care that is rampant around the country anyway. By chance, I reviewed Schreiner and Kisling's previous book, Care of the Newborn, which is aimed more at the more numerous level II nursery care givers. Some of the chapters in this new text are lifted almost in whole or in part from that earlier work, but