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Where's the Evidence?Debates in Modern Medicine$
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William A. Silverman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780192630889

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192630889.001.0001

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Prescription for disaster

Prescription for disaster

(p.14) 3 Prescription for disaster
Where's the Evidence?

William A. Silverman

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents a 1988 commentary on the impact of the rapid developments in perinatal medicine on the community. It raises the question of whether affected parents share neonatologists' enthusiasm for the unprecedented increase in survival rates for the smallest and most malformed neonates. It points out that the attitudes of parents have not always agreed with authorities.

Keywords:   neonatal medicine, medical practice, medical research, perinatal medicine

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