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The Fate of the Special Care Baby Unit

The Fate of the Special Care Baby Unit This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract London.—I hope I may be forgiven if I seem to be a little cynical about the proliferating number of nonevents like Nannies' Sunday, National Breast Feeding Week, and the International Year of the Child. The calendar is crammed to capacity with birthdays, anniversaries, remembrance days, feast days, fast days, and holidays of obligation of one kind or another, all clamouring for the usual cards, flowers, and platitudes. It cannot be denied that they often provide a praiseworthy charitable outlet but they can also be used for commercial exploitation and even Breast Feeding Week had its spin-off with spates of paperbacks, conferences, television time, and an entirely new range of ladies' lingerie—in fact, all the usual publicity gimmicks with the exception, surprisingly, of a few free samples. True charity seems to find expression throughout the year without the artificial confines of a few days or weeks, the designation of which probably http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Diseases of Children American Medical Association

The Fate of the Special Care Baby Unit

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1980 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0002-922X
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1980.04490010079027
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract London.—I hope I may be forgiven if I seem to be a little cynical about the proliferating number of nonevents like Nannies' Sunday, National Breast Feeding Week, and the International Year of the Child. The calendar is crammed to capacity with birthdays, anniversaries, remembrance days, feast days, fast days, and holidays of obligation of one kind or another, all clamouring for the usual cards, flowers, and platitudes. It cannot be denied that they often provide a praiseworthy charitable outlet but they can also be used for commercial exploitation and even Breast Feeding Week had its spin-off with spates of paperbacks, conferences, television time, and an entirely new range of ladies' lingerie—in fact, all the usual publicity gimmicks with the exception, surprisingly, of a few free samples. True charity seems to find expression throughout the year without the artificial confines of a few days or weeks, the designation of which probably

Journal

American Journal of Diseases of ChildrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 1, 1980

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