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US debates treatment of marginally viable babies

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 13 February 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:418
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    The recent birth of octuplets at Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, to a 27 year old woman treated with infertility drugs (2 January, p 8) has sharpened debate in the United States about the treatment of very low birthweight babies

    The problem is increasing, with latest figures showing that 53000very low birthweight babies (>1500 g) are now born each year in the United States. …

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