Perspectives in Physiology

The Rise of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology

Basic Science to Clinical Care

Authors: Longo, Lawrence D.

  • Constitutes a definitive history of an important field of physiology, that which concerns the developing fetus and newborn infant
  • Addresses the contributions of basic scientists and physiologists to clinical problems of prematurity, such as the causes of premature labor, respiratory distress syndrome, retinopathy of prematurity, and thermoregulation
  • Includes contributions from over 40 leading scientists in this field
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During the mid- to late-twentieth century, study of the physiology of the developing fetus and newborn infant evolved rapidly to become a major discipline in the biomedical sciences. Initially of interest from a standpoint of function of the placenta and oxygenation of the fetus, the field advanced to explore both normal functional mechanisms as well as pathophysiologic aspects of their regulation. Examples include studying the role and regulation of circulatory vascular anatomic shunts in oxygenation, cardiac function, certain aspects of asphyxia in the fetus and newborn infant, the role of fetal “breathing” movements, cyclic electroencephalographic activity, and analysis of electronic monitoring of fetal heart rate variability and its significance.

Included in this book are reminisces of several dozen individuals who played a vital role in these developments. Overall, this survey considers a number of aspects of the development of the science of fetal and neonatal physiology, and its role in the greatly improved care of pregnant women and their newborn infants.

This book is published on behalf of the American Physiological Society by Springer. Access to APS books published with Springer is free to APS members.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The purpose is to describe the interaction of many individuals and research institutions in the advancement of perinatal science over many decades. … It is intended for anyone interested in the history of perinatal and physiological research. … Scientists interested in the history of certain areas of perinatal physiology will be fascinated by the narrative of how many individuals and institutions on several continents collaborated to bring us to the understanding we now have of this intriguing area.” (Jay P. Goldsmith, Doody’s Book Reviews, December, 2013)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Longo, Lawrence D.

    Pages 1-6

  • A Scientific Genealogy: Early Development of Fetal–Neonatal Research

    Longo, Lawrence D.

    Pages 7-41

  • Oxford and the Development of Physiology, with Notes on the Nuffield Institute for Medical Research

    Longo, Lawrence D.

    Pages 43-62

  • Geoffrey S. Dawes: A Life in Science

    Longo, Lawrence D.

    Pages 63-77

  • Fetal Asphyxia and the Primate Colony in Puerto Rico

    Longo, Lawrence D.

    Pages 79-95

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-7920-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rise of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology
Book Subtitle
Basic Science to Clinical Care
Authors
Series Title
Perspectives in Physiology
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
American Physiological Society
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7921-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7921-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7920-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 533
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
Topics