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The Premature Infant; Its Medical and Nursing Care.

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By HESS JULIUS H.. , M.D., and LUNDEEN EVELYN C.. , R. N. 309 pages; 21 X 14 cm. J. B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia: . 1941.. Price, $3.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(1):179. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-16-1-179_2
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"The Premature Infant," a very excellent and authoritative work, is divided into 28 chapters. The first few chapters discuss the classification of prematures, their etiology, physiologic development, and growth. Approximately the next 150 pages are devoted to nursing routines, nursery requirements, feedings, transportation, etc. Clinical conditions, such as cyanosis, hemorrhage, respiratory diseases, anemia, syphilis, etc., are discussed in the last 10 chapters.

Emphasis is especially placed on nursing care and nursery requirements. This is done in a very unified and detailed manner. Home care for the premature is also explained. The clinical subjects are not discussed in great detail, but


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