ERS | monograph Preface John R. Hurst “For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be”. This quote from The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly seems an apt way to start this book, or rather Monograph, addressing Respiratory Diseases of the Newborn Infant. Whether you are a neonatal clinician managing respiratory diseases, a scientist researching these areas or an adult clinician managing lungs that have been shaped by early life influences, this topic is of relevance to you. I am therefore pleased to see publication of this Monograph, which will educate and inform you about both the development of the human lung in health, and respiratory diseases in the newborn. I warmly congratulate the Guest Editors Ian P. Sinha, Jayesh Mahendra Bhatt, Alex Cleator and Helen Wallace on proposing, commissioning and collating a comprehensive collection of review articles from a diverse group of authors. Sincere appreciation too, to the individual chapter authors for their valuable and authoritative contributions. Included here are sections on structure and function of the newborn respiratory system, neonatal lung disease in preterm infants, and the developmental, structural and functional diseases of the respiratory system. You will also find important discussion about the socioeconomic determinants of early years respiratory health, newborn lung disease in low- and middle-income countries, the ethics of neonatal resuscitation and prophylaxis against RSV in high-risk infants. I hope you enjoy the collection. Disclosures: J.R. Hurst reports receiving grants, personal fees and non- financial support from pharmaceutical companies that make medicines to treat respiratory disease. This includes reimbursement for educational activities and advisory work, and support to attend meetings. Copyright ©ERS 2021. Print ISBN: 978-1-84984-136-8. Online ISBN: 978-1-84984-137-5. Print ISSN: 2312-508X. Online ISSN: 2312-5098. vi
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