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Longitudinal ‘Crack Babies’ Study Yields Unexpected Results

Longitudinal ‘Crack Babies’ Study Yields Unexpected Results

August 1, 2013 In 1989, Hallam Hurt, then chair of neonatology at Philadelphia’s Albert Einstein Medical Center, began studying the long-term health prospects of children born to mothers who had smoked crack cocaine during pregnancy. Despite the popular belief that the fetuses exposed to crack in the womb would become developmentally disabled, Hurt’s study…