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Neonates are not little children
  1. Bob Phillips
  1. Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Bob Phillips,Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York, York, UK; bob.phillips{at}

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There's a near-oath we clearly all have to sign to when we commit to paediatrics… ‘Children are not little adults’ and while this is definitely true—after all, how often have you seen someone smile whimsically at a grown-up asleep in their unicorn onesie being carried home—we know it has shades of …

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