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    Naked from finger tip to elbow?

    Dear Editor,

    I was disappointed to note the cover photograph of the most recent issue of Archives (Fetal and Neonatal Edition)so prominently displaying such a blatant image of disregard for infection control.

    It is widely acknowledged that truly clean hands should be naked from finger-tip to elbow and that subsequently, success of even thorough handwashing is considerably diminished by the presence of a...

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    An error to watch for

    Dear Editor,

    It was somewhat disheartening to receive this month's Archives Fetal and Neonatal Edition to be greeted by a picture illustrating a readily avoidable cause of neonatal infection. From the very beginning of my time in neonatology, I have always been instructed (and subsequently instructed more junior staff) to thoroughly wash their hands and remove any items of jewellery, including wristwatches! I can...

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