By the Boston Globe
Children's Hospital Boston, which runs a center that is an authority on the effects of television on children, has TVs throughout the building, some of which show programs to infants. Cartoons, educational programs and other shows are shown to children as young as 2 months old; the Globe observed two babies on their backs with screens playing cartoons a foot from their faces. A spokeswoman at the 321-bed hospital said the TVs provide a necessary distraction from treatment, but the practice is drawing criticism.
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