Perspectives in Physiology

The Rise of Fetal and Neonatal Physiology

Basic Science to Clinical Care

Authors: Longo, Lawrence D.

  • An updated and expanded second edition
  • Presents a definitive history of an important field of physiology, which concerns the developing fetus and newborn infant
  • Includes contributions from over 40 leading scientists in the field
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About this book

This second edition offers an expanded and updated history of the field of fetal and neonatal development, allowing readers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the biological aspects that contribute to the wellbeing or pathophysiology of newborns.

In this concluding opus of a long and prominent career as a clinical scientist, Dr. Longo has invited new contributions from noted colleagues with expertise in various fields to provide a historical perspective on the impact of how modern concepts emerged in the field of fetal physiology and contributed to the current attention paid to the fetal origins of diseases in adults.  In addition to new chapters on maternal physiology and complications during pregnancy, others trace the history of the Society for Reproductive Investigation, governmental funding of perinatal research, and major initiatives to support training in the new discipline of maternal fetal medicine, including the Reproductive Scientist Development program.

The extensive survey provided by the author, who personally knew most of the pioneers in the field, offers a unique guide for all clinical and basic scientists interested in the history of – and future approaches to diagnosing and treating – pathologies that represent the leading causes of neonatal mortality and, far too often, life-long morbidity.

About the authors

Lawrence P. Longo (1926-2016)

Formerly at Loma Linda University School of Medicine,  Center for Perinatal Biology, Loma Linda, CA, USA

Reviews

“This is the second edition of a historical book first published in 2013 to document the contributions of several key researchers and clinicians to the advancement of knowledge in the field of perinatal medicine. … The purpose is to give clinicians, researchers, and historians a personal view of how much of the science in this field was developed … . this book would be of interest to anyone curious about the research and development of this field.” (Jay P. Goldsmith, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2018)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Longo, Lawrence D.

    Pages 1-7

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

    Longo, Lawrence D.

    Pages 9-46

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

    Longo, Lawrence D.

    Pages 47-67

  • Geoffrey S. Dawes: A Life in Science

    Longo, Lawrence D.

    Pages 69-84

  • Fetal Asphyxia and the Primate Colony in Puerto Rico

    Longo, Lawrence D.

    Pages 85-101

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-7483-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-7482-5
  • 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
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
The American Physiological Society
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-7483-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-7483-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-7482-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXXI, 860
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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