The hyperbaric oxygen conflict and the divided role of the post-war paediatrician

McAdams, R., Nicolson, M. and Weaver, L.T. (2007) The hyperbaric oxygen conflict and the divided role of the post-war paediatrician. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 92(Supple), A67.

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Hyperbaric oxygen was advocated by the Glasgow paediatrician, Professor James Holmes Hutchison, from 1963, as an effective and simple means of resuscitating the asphyxiated newborn. On publication of his trials of this treatment, Hutchison was subjected to strong criticism from leading paediatricians and physiologists, who questioned both his clinical skills and scientific rationale. The controversy escalated and forced the Ministry of Health, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Scottish Home and Health Department to take a view.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Weaver, Professor Lawrence and Nicolson, Professor Malcolm
Authors: McAdams, R., Nicolson, M., and Weaver, L.T.
Subjects:R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Social Scientists working in Health and Wellbeing
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Clinical Specialities
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Economic and Social History
Journal Name:Archives of Disease in Childhood

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