Pediatrics: Miniature Maharajahs in the Taj Mahal

Only the doctors and nurses specially assigned to the new unit at Palo Alto-Stanford Hospital Center were allowed to enter it, and even they had to "scrub up" first and put on a sterile gown, cap and mask. Lining the pale green wall was a row of Plexiglas-covered incubators. The babies who wriggled and squeaked in them last week were being treated like miniature maharajahs, with the most expert and intensive care around the clock. To diaper them with out changing the balmy temperature of their isolation, nurses worked through armholes in the incubator sides. Some of the babies were...

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