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March 1982

Neurology of the Newborn

Author Affiliations

Book Review Editor Department of Neurology University Hospitals Iowa City, IA 52242
University of Oklahoma Medical Center Oklahoma City, OK 73100

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(3):196. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510150066021

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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

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