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March 2002

Neurology of the Newborn

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Arch Neurol. 2002;59(3):486-487. doi:

by Joseph J. Volpe, MD, 4th ed, 928 pages, 585 illus, $105, ISBN 0-7216-8448-3, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders, 2001.

Twenty years ago, the first edition of this book became the cornerstone of the subspecialty of fetal and neonatal neurology, of which its author was the principal founder. A more apt architectural description of this book would be keystone, the critical load-bearing member within which are concentrated all of the important forces of the many clinical and scientific disciplines that have contributed to the rise of an edifice that has sustained enormous growth and constant remodeling through 2 subsequent decades. With each new edition, this book has continued to occupy that position, unfailingly documenting every pertinent development, assimilating diverse observations into valuable tables, and distilling dispte points of view and knowledge of varying degrees of incompleteness into concepts attended by organized qualifications.

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