At Walter Reed I was most fortunate to see Many twins and small infants of great variety.

Observing and caring for these infants of low birth weight Led to the cartoon concept of the Small-For-Date.1

Ancient Harvey noted gestational ages to survive as necessary, And Clifford had described placental dysfunction and postmaturity.

Wilburt Davison of Duke had been a one kilogram premature, Yet the early hardships expected of such he did not endure.

Harry Gordon insisted survival depended upon length of gestation And that all signs of maturity and function we should question.

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