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August 1929


Am J Dis Child. 1929;38(2):446. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1929.01930080222022

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This small volume on the new-born infant gives a lucid résumé of the problems which confront the physician during this age period. Certain obstetric phases of the subject are clearly explained, especially those dealing with the treatment for asphyxia, in which the common violent resuscitative measures are condemned, and those describing the conditions growing out of the fad for routine analgesia. The chapter on "birth injuries" is unusually complete and well written for the size of the book. The fact that the author is an obstetrician offers encouragement to those interested in this much neglected field, for it is to the obstetrician that one must look for aid. The volume will probably be of much more value to the physician who practices obstetrics than to the pediatrician. Its perusal only goes to emphasize more than ever the lack of definite knowledge about the new-born period.

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