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August 7, 1937

Diseases of the Newborn

JAMA. 1937;109(6):457. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780320059029

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Unlike the many textbooks written about certain other medical subjects, there has been a real paucity of those confining their subject matter to diseases of the new-born. There has been a tremendous increase in medical interest in the new-born during the past ten years owing to a considerable extent to the fact that the pediatrician has assumed more and more the control of the nursery services; that is, the infant from the time of birth. As a result, a voluminous literature has developed. The author states that the volume is an attempt to organize this material and to present it in such a fashion that it will be of service to the general practitioner, the obstetrician and the pediatrician. The author has had years of experience in the new-born service at the New York Polyclinic Hospital and so in discussing a controversial subject he expresses his opinions in an attempt

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