• Vol. 47 No. 2
  • 15 February 2018

Follow-up Care and Outcome Evaluation of High-Risk Preterm Infants: A Life-Course Commitment

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Neonatology can be considered as one of the most successful medical innovations of the latter half of the twentieth century. A slow, synergistic accretion of scientific and clinical insights—combined with an evolution in the way physical spaces of hospitals were built and shaped, and the elaboration and articulation of a moral stance toward the activities being developed—eventually led to a new separate field of medicine that drastically improved infant mortality rates throughout the world. Rarely have the processes and products of scientific medicine been as heralded and harangued, as lauded and condemned, and as publicised and misunderstood as they have in the context of neonatal intensive care.

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