An Early Example of Expedited Publication

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), originally called retrolental fibroplasia, was first described in 1942 and within a decade became the primary cause of pediatric blindness. By the early 1950s, it was discovered that there was a relationship between ROP and the use of supplemental oxygen therapy for premature infants, although the exact relationship is still not completely understood today. (Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology)

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