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September 2, 1939

The New-Born Infant: A Manual of Obstetrical Pediatrics

JAMA. 1939;113(10):969. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800350079038

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The mortality rate for infants under 1 year of age in the United States has declined steadily during the last several decades. The mortality rates for infants under 2 weeks of age and during the first day of life have not kept pace. There is consequently a need for careful study of the conditions affecting the newborn infant. It is the attempt of this book to correlate and arrange in an orderly fashion the data concerning the newborn with particular emphasis on the obstetrician's point of view and responsibility. The book succeeds admirably in its purpose. The early chapters deal with the immediate care of the newborn, physiology and development, nursing care and feeding. Later chapters are concerned with the dietary disorders, birth injuries, infections and other disorders of the newborn infant. The references to the periodical literature are profuse and add greatly to the value of the book. All

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