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Neonatal pain relief
  1. Child and Adolescent Community Centre
  2. Taranaki Health
  3. Private Bag 2016
  4. New Plymouth 4620, New Zealand
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Editor—The study of Jain and Rutter1 indicates that, after an hour of application, topical amethocaine gel exerts a demonstrable anaesthetic effect 54.8% of the time, indicating low potential for practical use. In the authors' own words “a successful . . . anaesthetic should be quick acting, effective and safe . . .”.

It is therefore disappointing to note that in the …

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