Many of the books that I read for this unit are in the Yale Medical School Library and therefore somewhat inaccessible. If you are interested in the topic I would suggest starting with the following articles, all of which are from
Avery, M.E., Wang, N-S., and Taesch, H.W., The Lung of the Newborn Infant. 228:4, 1973.
Beaconsfield, P., Birdwood, G., and Beaconsfield, R., The Placenta. 243:2 1980.
Clements, J.A., Surface Tension in the Lungs. 207:6, 1962.
Gowan, W.M., The Development of the Brain. 241:3, 1979.
(This whole issue is devoted to brain function and structure.)
Dawkins, M.J.R., and Hull, D., The Production of Heat by Fat. 213:2, 1965.
Gray, G.W., “The Great Ravelled Knot”, 179:4, 1948
(The rather mysterious title refers to the brain.)
Kappas, A., and Alvares, A.P., How the Liver Metabolizes Foreign Substances. 232:6, 1975.
Marples, M.J., Life on the Human Skin. 220:1, 1969.
Morell, P., and Norton, W.T., Myelin. 242:5, 1980.
Most of the following books are in the Yale Medical School Library, except for the Crelin volume which is at the Teachers Institute.
Austin, C.R., and Short R.V., editors,
Reproduction in Mammals
, Book 2 and Book 3.,Cambridge U. Press, 1972.
This is the best reference on pregnancy hormones that I read.
Burnham, S., “The Heroin Babies:Going Cold Turkey at Birth”.
The New York Times Magazine
, January 9, 1972.
Vivid descriptions of the agonies of addicted newborns.
Functional Anatomy of the Newborn
. Yale U. Press, New Haven, 1973.
A definitive work on the newborn based on Crelin’s own studies. Fascinating because its speculations are based on such painstaking observations.
Evans, H.E., and Glass, L.,
. Harper and Row, New York, 1976.
This is one of the books I used the most. Good survey of a new field.
Goodwin, J.W., Godden, J.O. and Chance, G.W.,
The Williams and Wilkins Co., Baltimore, 1976.
Chapters by different authors. Technical and thorough.
Meyer, J. and Dwyer, J., Breast-fed babies have best immunity.
New Haven Register,
January 6, 1980 p. 40.
Short article on advantages of breast feeding.
Moore, Keith L.,
Before We Are Born
. W.B. Saunders Co. Philadelphia, 1977. Many excellent drawings and also photos, some of which you may wish you had never seen.
Little Brown and Co., Boston, 1976 Not difficult. Much useful information about the baby.
Singer, S. and Hilgard, H.R.,
The Biology of People
. W.H. Freeman & Co., San Francisco, 1978.
The best general text on human biology. Much of the information comes from Scientific American.