"Life and Death in the Nursery: The Yale New Haven Hospital Special Care Nursery and Debates in Bioethics"
The John P. McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine and Science
Johanna Schoen will offer a brief summary of the opening of the Yale-New Haven Special Care Nursery in 1960, the country’s first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and place the history of the unit into the larger context of emerging neonatology and bioethical debates about when to treat severely ill infants, when not to treat, and how much influence to give parents in these decisions.
Rutgers UniversityJohanna Schoen, PhDProfessor of History
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