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January 1953

The Physiology of the Newborn Infant.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1953;85(1):121-122. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1953.02050070128022

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The original edition of Dr. Clement A. Smith's book, printed in 1945, satisfied the most stringent criteria of excellence. It has taken its place as one of the most scholarly, reliable, and delightfully readable scientific volumes of recent years. At the time of its introduction originality could be added to this listing of attributes, since no previous effort had been made to bring together what was known of the physiology of the fetus and the newborn. During six years this work has evolved as a standard reference. The format of the second edition, which is now available, has not been changed, nor have new chapters been added; rather, each section has been carefully revised in the light of current knowledge. Clinical summaries and excellent complete bibliographies at the end of each chapter remain as particularly attractive features. Not only is an extraordinary amount of information presented, but also the data

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