For some time, there has been a need for an up-to-date compendium of the roentgenographic changes documenting both physiologic and abnormal processes in the neonatal chest, especially as these processes are modified by newer techniques of assisted ventilation. Dr. Wesenberg has drawn on his continuing interest and experience in neonatal radiology and has compiled a rather complete discussion of the newborn chest. He has organized it in a fashion that is unique and should be helpful to the beginner in neonatology or pediatric radiology. The book has a great deal to offer pediatricians in general, neonatologists in particular, and the interested general and pediatric radiologist as well, and should be a valuable adjunct to the up-to-date care of newborns.
Those who spend a fair amount of time looking at chest roentgenograms of newborns know how difficult it is at times to obtain decent films to interpret, let alone to reproduce