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January 1997

Neurology of the Newborn

Author Affiliations

Department of Pathology Tampa General Hospital PO Box 1289 Tampa, FL 33601-1289


3rd ed, by Joseph J. Volpe, MD, 896 pp, with illus, $85, ISBN 0-7216-3690-X, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1995.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997;151(1):110-111. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1997.02170380114032

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The first edition of this book became available in 1981, followed by the second edition in 1987. Now the revised and updated third edition is available. The book is divided into the following 10 units, each of which contains 2 or more chapters: "Human Brain Development," "Neurological Evaluation," "Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy," "Intracranial Hemorrhage," "Metabolic Encephalopathies," "Disorders of the Motor System," "Intracranial Infections," "Perinatal Trauma," "Intracranial Mass Lesions," and "Drugs and the Developing Nervous System." This text stresses a strong clinical approach to the diagnosis and management of neurologic disorders of the newborn but also emphasizes exciting new technologies and important new discoveries in basic and clinical research. The book contains 500 tables and 550 illustrations; graphs, line drawings, sonograms, computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging scans, electroencephalogram and electromyogram tracings, and clinical and histopathological illustrations are liberally used. Approximately 8000 references are cited.

The advent of modern technology and improved diagnostic

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