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Fillers One hundred years ago

The problem of the premature infant

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 11 May 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:1125

The premature infant is born with the skin and the skeleton, and the organs of a seven-months fetus. He is called upon to play the part of a newborn infant with the personalia of a fetus. He is admirably fitted …

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