The following article appears a little more than 50 years after it was written! The reason is that the text was in the hands of my former colleague Jerold F. Lucey, longtime editor of Pediatrics, who discovered it recently when he was cleaning out his office at the University of Vermont. According to Jerry, the talk was delivered before a select audience of pediatricians interested in the newborn, assembled at the invitation of Dewey Sehring, the longtime director of the Ross Conferences on Pediatric Research. This occurred in conjunction with the joint meeting of the American Pediatric Society (APS) and the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR), held in Philadelphia in 1961. To our knowledge, this has never appeared previously in a print journal. Certainly, it does not appear in the listings of Index Medicus. It is included in a repository of Dr Charles Chapple’s papers given to the College...

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