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The present volume extends this excellent series in the established, thought-provoking manner. The topics of the Fourth Conference included Heat Regulation, Hypothermia and Asphyxia of the Newborn, Chemical Structure, Functional Integration, and Renal Regulation as Factors in the (Homeostatic) Physiology of the Newborn.
The discussion of heat regulation lays heavy emphasis on developmental adaptation within the same species as well as from species to species. It is an excellent review and a stimulating interchange of new data and opinions.
The first section forms a natural foundation for the more controversial second section, which deals with hypothermia and asphyxia. This latter
Physiology of Prematurity: Transactions of the Fourth Conference, March 25, 26, and 27, 1959, at Princeton, New Jersey.. Ann Intern Med. ;54:358. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-2-358_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(2):358.
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