The book, as the author states, has two aims: to correlate and arrange in orderly fashion a mass of data that is otherwise scattered through a vast medical literature and to emphasize at every possible opportunity the obstetrician's point of view and responsibility to sharpen and extend his interest in this important branch of his work. This it does in an unusually interesting manner. The book covers every phase of the newborn period in a clear, simple and accurate manner, discussing methods of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the many problems of this period. The work is a credit to the obstetrician and stimulates interest in the baby at a time when quick, intelligent care is so important and so frequently neglected. Every obstetrician, general practitioner and pediatrician should have the book.