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In the literature: dispelling hallucinations about birthweight: how hard is it?
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PMID:  23281908     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Birthweight is an important determinant of perinatal outcome and future health well into adulthood. Before weighing newborn infants became enshrined in practice, birthweights tended to be based on an educated guess or, as alleged by Roederer in 1753, on hallucination. Two centuries later, they led to a Babylonic confusion between weight and maturity at birth. Even nowadays, hallucinations about birthweight and its effect on infant health have not entirely disappeared. New hallucinations still emerge and remain as difficult to dispel as they once were. (BIRTH 39:3 September 2012).
Marc J N C Keirse; Mandana Master; Kamila Plutzer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Birth (Berkeley, Calif.)     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1523-536X     ISO Abbreviation:  Birth     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8302042     Medline TA:  Birth     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  258-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012, Copyright the Authors, Journal compilation © 2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
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