History of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine COMMITTEE
This committee records key events in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and documents the history of the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics. The committee also works to educate the Section membership regarding the history of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
To prospectively record key events of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and to document the history of the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics and to educate section membership regarding the history of Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine
These newly-updated archives comprise the oral histories obtained through personal interviews of key personnel in the field of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine. Drs. Larry and Carol Gartner have commenced this project and, to date, 15 oral history interviews have been conducted and transcribed. All future recordings will be digital. Once North American interviews have been completed, the Gartners, Dr. Avroy Fanaroff, and others on the Section History Committee will begin to interview neonatologists in the United Kingdom and Europe.
View the following transcripts of interviews:
Neonatology - 50 Years of History (video)
Dr. Alvin Miller, MD, FAAP, has been caring for newborns since 1962 and has been a first-hand witness to the advances, progress, and misadventures in the care of newborn term and premature infants. Compared with what was seen 50 years ago, the outcomes of preterm and other critically ill newborns has significantly improved. In this video, Dr. Miller offers a summary of the most important historical moments in the evolution of neonatal-perinatal medicine: including images and recollections of advances and failures in treatment and the people who made it all happen. Dr. Miller's eloquent presentation will help the viewer understand and appreciate the specialty of Neonatology for what it is today.
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