Am J Perinatol 1989; 6(4): 384-392
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-999623

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A History of Regionalized Premature Care in Rural Illinois

Tim C. Miller
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria, and Perinatal Center Director, Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Illinois
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Publication Date:
04 March 2008 (online)


Many historical accounts have been published on the development of premature infant care. Almost exclusively, these descriptions have involved large urban centers with university affiliation. A large rural health care region has never received comparable historical perspective. Public health records, official medical society publications, and local community hospital documents and interviews are collated in order to recreate the evolution of regionalized premature care in rural Illinois.