MarcusBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7442.758-a (Published 25 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:758
- Anthony Cohn, consultant paediatrician (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Watford General Hospital
He was born at 25 weeks' gestation and suffered all the problems of extreme prematurity. His mother was 40 years old; he was her first, and probably only, child. Her partner was 25 years older and already had a family.
On many occasions he was close …