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Dr Mary Crosse, OBE, MD (1900–1972) and the premature baby
  1. P M Dunn
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Dunn
    Department of Child Health, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Southmead, Bristol BS10 5BN, UK; P.M.Dunn{at}


On behalf of Birmingham’s Department of Public Health, Dr Crosse developed the Sorrento Premature Baby Unit in 1931 and pioneered the modern care of these small newborn infants in Britain.

  • history
  • prematurity

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