Book Very Good null Very Good 8vo-over 7? ? "-9? ? " tall. The failure to arouse (from interrupted breathing) is the crucial element in SIDS. The infant during fetal life did not have to breathe, in spite of very low oxygen concentration in the blood, and had no cause for alarm. It appears that a degree of maturation is required for the infant to develop the mechanisms of arousal, or mechanisms that permit resumption of breathing once apnea has commenced, and that vulnerability lasts for the first five or six months of life. Text clean as new.
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