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December 1965

Diseases of the Newborn.

Am J Dis Child. 1965;110(6):708. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1965.02090030736034

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When, from time to time, a comprehensive treatise is written covering a field where a comprehensive treatise was needed, a welcome note is always sounded when a second or subsequent edition erupts. The author of this review is thinking of such books as Frank Ford's "Diseases of the Nervous System in Infancy, Childhood and Adolescence," of John Caffey's "Pediatric X-Ray Diagnosis," and of John Stanbury's "The Metabolic Basis of Inherited Disease." All of these volumes have been heralded as "bibles" in their fields. It is a pleasure to note that in a second edition of "Diseases of the Newborn," Alexander J. Schaffer has created another bible. Harry Gordon in a Foreword quotes Ethel Dunham as saying, "One must learn new facts about the newborn; one must spread more widely what is already known; one must make it possible to apply these facts." Progress toward realization of the Dunham dream obviously

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