The special article by Newman and Maisels1 provides an important new perspective on the management of jaundice in the full-term, otherwise healthy newborn. As with so many changes in medical care, what at first seems radical is, in fact, often the natural evolution of thinking based on a fresh look at data which has been under our noses for many years. Newman and Maisels' effective application of this method has led to a codification of thinking which many of us in this field of inquiry and practice have gradually moved toward in recent years. Newman and Maisels have provided a data-based framework on which these changes in management can be supported.
- Received September 20, 1991.
- Accepted October 17, 1991.
- Copyright © 1992 by the American Academy of Pediatrics