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September 1937

Diseases of the Newborn.

Am J Dis Child. 1937;54(3):689. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1937.01980030233014

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This is a complete textbook on the new-born. The chapters are on anatomy and physiology, feeding, prematurity, injuries sustained at birth, the skeletal system, the digestive system, the respiratory system, the circulatory system, dyscrasias of the blood, the genito-urinary system, the nervous system, the eye, ear and nose, infectious diseases and diseases of the skin. The final chapter, on special topics, contains a discussion of disease of the thyroid gland, mongolian idiocy, vitamin deficiency and the offspring of diabetic mothers. All these topics are discussed in a comprehensive and intelligent manner. Illustrations are used when necessary and on the whole are well chosen. At the end of each chapter is a complete bibliography. The author has organized his material well and presents it in a readable fashion. He has been fair in his presentations of debatable procedures. Such procedures are described, and the reader can choose for himself.

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