Clinical Management of Mother and Newborn

  • Gertie F. Marx

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gerard M. Bassell, Prasanta Chandra, Gertie F. Marx
    Pages 1-12
  3. Gerard W. Ostheimer
    Pages 27-41
  4. J. Selwyn Crawford
    Pages 55-63
  5. Simon Halevy
    Pages 101-108
  6. Emile M. Scarpelli
    Pages 109-135
  7. Jean F. Hobbs, Arthur I. Eidelman
    Pages 137-151
  8. Arthur I. Eidelman, Jean F. Hobbs
    Pages 153-182
  9. Elizabeth D. Stein
    Pages 183-198
  10. Ermelando V. Cosmi
    Pages 199-220
  11. Stephen R. Kandall
    Pages 221-240
  12. Jean Pakter, Morton A. Schiffer, Frieda Nelson
    Pages 241-264
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 265-274

About this book


The birth of a baby is the culmination of months of anticipation and plan­ ning. Most often, mother and infant are healthy and readily able to estab­ lish close contact-a bond. However, in some situations either mother or baby or both present complications. The more prompt and rational the treatment, the sooner the normal parent-infant relationship will commence. This book is devoted exclusively to the first days following birth. In its 15 chapters, postpartum and postnatal physiology and pathophy[ i:.;logy are reviewed by 18 specialists. Normal and abnormal development of mother and child is correlated with proven means of clinical management. Chapters 1 through 3 cover maternal postpartum developments and complications. Chapter 4 stresses the importance of a normal parent­ newborn relationship, a concept of increasing concern in modern society. The following ten chapters discuss neonatal physiology and pathophysi­ ology; the effects of obstetric anesthesia on infant behavior, pulmonary function measurements in the postnatal period and treatment of the sick newborn are discussed in detail. The final chapter reviews maternal and perinatal mortality; the data, based on extensive surveys in New York City, indicate that current management is effecting an overall decline in mortality.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gertie F. Marx
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

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