With the increasing interest in neonatology and the evolution of new techniques for the care of sick infants, it is not surprising that there are now a number of books devoted to aspects of the medical care of newborn babies. One from Hammersmith Hospital in London is particularly welcome.
Most of the centers of neonatal research have experienced the common problem of having a number of visitors ask for sample sheets of instruction on the routine care of the infant, or details about techniques of equipment currently in operation in the nursery. The Hammersmith Hospital, as one of the outstanding centers of neonatal research, has doubtless had a substantial demand for details on "how to" care for the sick infant. The authors acknowledge in the introduction that they have not only reproduced their standard sheets of instruction, but have augmented the text extensively from their own very practical experience.