Sister Jean Ward, phototherapy, and jaundice: a unique human and photochemical interaction

@article{Maisels2015SisterJW,
  title={Sister Jean Ward, phototherapy, and jaundice: a unique human and photochemical interaction},
  author={M. J. Maisels},
  journal={Journal of Perinatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={35},
  pages={671-675}
}
  • M. J. Maisels
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Perinatology
  • THE STORY We do not know how long phototherapy has been used for the treatment of newborn jaundice, although Lucey suggests that midwives in India might have placed naked jaundiced infants in the sun. We do know that we owe the discovery of contemporary phototherapy to Sister Jean Ward, a British nurse in charge of the premature nursery at Rochford General Hospital in Rochford, Essex, UK, and to a subsequent serendipitous observation at the same hospital. As described by R.H. Dobbs, a… CONTINUE READING
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