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Clifford's stages

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An attempt of graduation of stages on the basis of the clinical symptomatics of the infantile signs of transmission in pathologically prolonged pregnancy. The stages are 0, 1, 0-1, 2.


  • S. H. Clifford:
    Problem of prematurity: Obstetric, pediatric and socio-economic factors.
    Journal of Pediatrics, St. Louis, 1955, 47: 13. Postmaturity. Advances in Pediatrics, 1957, 9. Postmaturity with placental dysfunction. Chronical syndrome and pathologic finding.
    Journal of Pediatrics, St. Louis, 1954, 44: 1.

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