This small book on the injuries of the new-born infant sustained at birth is written by an obstetrician. It is a valuable contribution to medical literature, because this important subject is discussed from the standpoint of the one group of medical practitioners who are in a better position than any other to reduce the high infant mortality of the new-born period. The subject matter is divided into two chapters. In the first the author deals with the origin of injuries at birth and discusses measures that obstetricans may use to prevent them; in the second he describes the clinical manifestations of the various injuries and discusses methods of treatment.
The subject is handled in a systematic and exhaustive manner by a clinician of wide experience. The author has not, however, made use solely of his own clinical material, but has had access to that of his colleagues in many of