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A History of Regionalized Premature Care in Rural Illinois
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.