In this book the author presents the problem of the premature and congenitally diseased infant to the pediatrician, obstetrician and general practitioner. If these children are to he saved, preparations must be made before hand, and every care used before, during and after delivery. While the mortality is, and always will be, high, still lives may be saved if precautions are taken. It is true that a number of these children may never progress normally; on the other hand, the author emphasizes the fact that some of them develop and may later be indistinguishable from those born at term.
The book consists of four parts. In the first, etiology, physiology and pathology are discussed. It contains many interesting and useful tables dealing with body weight and other measurements of the fetus. The author discusses heat regulation and points out that it is one of the least developed