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June 16, 1956

Nursing Care of the Newly Born Infant

JAMA. 1956;161(7):665. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970070097035

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The central theme of this book is the importance of observations by professional personnel of the many signs and symptoms of the normal and the abnormal in the newborn infant. Written in Great Britain, this book is intended primarily for the midwife and family physician but is also directed toward all nursing and medical personnel faced with the care of the newborn child. Throughout, an effort has been made to allow for contrasting conditions of domiciliary and hospital practice and to encourage the study of illness and abnormal development against a background of health. The illustrations (many in color) effectively promote the ready recognition of the signs and symptoms of health and disease in the early days of life. Much attention is given to the feeding of the infant. Other subjects discussed include minor departures from normal in the newborn infant, trauma, infection, congenital anomalies, prematurity, emergencies and their immediate

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