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Book and Media Reviews
December 13, 2006

Neonatal Lessons

Author Affiliations

Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;296(22):2737-2742. doi:10.1001/jama.296.22.2739

Commenting on technical capacity as a ruling imperative, Leon Eisenberg noted, “Foresight has lagged far behind craftsmanship. At long last we are beginning to ask, not can it be done but should it be done.”1 In their provocative new book Neonatal Bioethics, John D. Lantos, MD, and William L. Meadow, MD, PhD, address this question and a host of related topics as applied to the evolution of neonatal medicine over the past four decades, exploring in detail not only can it and should it be done but, ultimately, how it was done.