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Retrolental Fibroplasia:
A Modern Parable

William A. Silverman, M.D.
Greenbrae, California

Copyright © 1980 Grune & Stratton, Inc.
New York, New York

Reprinted with Permission of the Author

 

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1 - A New Affliction in Premature Infants

Chapter 2 - The Evolvement of Care for Feeble and Prematurely Born Infants

Chapter 3 - The First Decade of RLF

Chapter 4 - The Oxygen Hypothesis

Chapter 5 - The Eye and Oxygen

Chapter 6 - The National Cooperative Study

Chapter 7 - Oxygen Treatment Practices in Premature Infant Care

Chapter 8 - The Consequences of Oxygen Restriction

Chapter 9 - The Determinative Era of Oxygen Treatment

Chapter 10 - Medical Inflation

Chapter 11 - The Price of Progress

Chapter 12 - Progress in a Groove

Chapter 13 - The Experimental Method in Clinical Studies of Children

Chapter 14 - The Future for Clinical Studies Involving American Children

Appendix A - "Causes" of RLF (1942-1952)

Appendix B - Cooperative Study of RLF (1953-1954) Coordination Committee

Appendix C - Cooperative Study of RLF (1953-1954) Cooperating Hospitals

Appendix D - Methodological Standards for Randomized Clinical Trials

Notes and References

Bibliography


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