BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 25 March 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:758
  1. Anthony Cohn, consultant paediatrician (
  1. 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 …

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