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George Frederic Still
  1. A Craft,
  2. H Jackson
  1. Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Type, UK
  1. Correspondence to Alan Craft, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Type NE1 4LP, UK; a.w.craft{at}

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We read with interest the “perspectives” authored by Brandon et al (Arch Dis Child 2008;94;173–7). It is a timely reminder of the debt of gratitude that we owe to the Platt report which revolutionised the care of children in hospital in the UK when it was published in 1959. The transcript of Brandon’s talk to the National Association for the Welfare of Children in Hospital in 1986, describes the road to …

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