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Dr Volpe wrote this book to emphasize clinical evaluation of the newborn. His extensive knowledge and experience in the area is evident throughout.
The book is highly readable, and the illustrations are of high quality. The tables used to highlight and enhance the text generally are very helpful. There are very few typographical errors. More importantly, the book is replete with numerous current references that enable the reader to gain access to the recent literature.
The book is organized in eight major parts, and is further subdivided into 21 chapters that cover the major topics of concern to the physician who deals with newborn patients. The first three parts deserve special mention.
Part I, chapters 1 and 2, reviews the development of the nervous system. These chapters are not only readable and understandable, but clinically useful.
Part II, chapter 3, contains what is perhaps the best description of the clinical
Rodnitzky RL, Bodensteiner JB. Neurology of the Newborn. Arch Neurol. 1982;39(3):196. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510150066021
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