Caring for the Newborn - Musings of a Neonatologist
Keywords:History of Neonatal Care, Susruta, Charaka
The Newborn infant always requires support and nursing – A fact that nature shows all of us in the way a bird takes care of its nestlings, or cat takes care of her kittens or even as the formidable crocodile supports its hatchlings. Despite all the care given not many of these of the animal kingdom can assure the survival of their offspring beyond the early neonatal period. For long the human race too used to have the philosophical acceptance for neonatal death. The human intellect however seemed determined to ensure the survival of the weakest with its unending innovations and therapeutics.
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