Nearly half a million preemies are born in the U.S. every year. But like most people, Jeff Stimpson, the father who wrote "Alex," never gave premature babies a thought beyond the cliche of medical miracles. Many of these children grow up with special needs, necessitating an increasing and ever-controversial burden on society. Medicine is creating not only a new population of individuals, but a special and growing population of parents and families. Alex was born in June of 1998. He weighed 21 ounces. He spent the first year ...

Alex 2005, Chicago Review Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780897335287

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