The tiniest patients

Koop, C. Everett
March 1997
Newsweek;Spring/Summer97, Vol. 129 Issue 9, p51
Looks at the history of fetal and pediatric surgery from the 1940s through the 1990s. The once-high mortality rates for patients of such surgery now substantially reduced; Various groundbreaking research work; The promise of future advances in the field.


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