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September 13, 1952

Management of the Newborn

JAMA. 1952;150(2):165. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680020099031

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The author of this book has had much experience with the newborn services at the Cook County Hospital and the Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago. He also has been responsible for creating and stimulating interest in the newborn infant, both in the medical student and in the pediatrician. The author does not attempt to cover all that is known about the subject. As he puts it, he would rather tell what sort of person the newly born infant is and "why he is what he is; what his peculiar problems are and what is indicated in the rational care." He handles the subject as a clinician. There are 10 chapters; in them he discusses the fetus, characteristics of the newborn infant, the premature infant, the general care and management of the newborn infant, and the abnormalities and disturbances caused by prenatal factors and birth processes. He also discusses acquired infections and

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