Occasionally a person is privileged to have access to an unusual amount of material for study in a special field of medicine. Books that share with others the benefits of such an experience are, however, rare. Dr. Potter has written such a book.
Because of her interest in the fetus and newborn infants, Dr. Potter has for 18 years been accumulating material for this book. It is based on more than 6,000 autopsies performed at the Chicago Lying-in Hospital on infants and fetuses dying there, from other sources during that time, and from tissues examined at over 3,000 additional autopsies performed elsewhere by pathologists from the Chicago Department of Health. Also during those years she was able to review over 10,000 protocols of autopsies on live-born infants, who died under one year of age, from other hospitals in Chicago.
It is, however, not only from the vastness of this material