I discovered several months ago that one of my older presentations is very difficult to get on-line. It seems that at some point, when this article, Barrington K, Finer N. The natural history of the appearance of apnea of prematurity. Pediatr Res. 1991;29(4 Pt 1):372-5. was being digitised, it got mixed up with the article just before it in the journal. I wrote to the current owners of Pediatric Research (the Nature group of journals) and they told me there was nothing they could do. It was digitised before they bought the journal, and so basically they couldn’t be arsed to have someone cut the pdf in two and then index it correctly.
So if you follow the link from the Pubmed Page above it will take you to a web-page that says the article doesn’t exist. If you really try hard and pursue this amazing piece of medical science to its origins, you will eventually find that it is not listed in the table of contents of that issue of Pediatric Research, but that it is stuck onto the back half of an article by Hugo Lagercrantz. Which is never a bad place to be stuck, but still, it is a bit irritating, and deprives the world of a tiny bit of my brilliance (along with a even smaller bit of Neil Finer’s much greater brilliance).
So I have decided as a public service to make this freely available on my blog, and if the Nature journals don’t like it they can just fix the April 1991 table of contents for Pediatric Research and I will take it down.
Here for your delectation and delight is a link which I hope will let you download the article.