The new edition of this popular vade-mecum provides practical advice on the management of the normal and high risk newborn infant. All chapters have been revised or completely rewritten to take account of the changes in newborn care since the publication of the last edition. The book begins by considering perinatal issues with chapters on the high risk pregnancy, the delivery room and routine care of the newborn infant as well as birth trauma and care of the high risk infant. The book then moves on to look at clinical problems organised by system and disease. The final chapters of the book cover the broader aspects of neonatal care such as care of the family, medical ethics, practical procedures and drugs and prescribing, as well as a useful chapter on normal laboratory and physiological data. The comprehensive and practical nature of the book will ensure it will be essential reading for all those involved in the care of the neonate.