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September 27, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(13):947-948. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720130043022

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Congress of Nepiology  The second Congresso nazionale di nipiologia, held in Bolzano, was attended by a notable group of physicians specializing in pediatrics, biology and sociology. In his inaugural address, Prof. Ernesto Lacace explained the conception of nepiology, which includes all pure and applied science pertaining to infancy, being the study of the period in which the child does not speak, considered chiefly from the biologic, the clinical, the psychologic and the hygienic standpoints. According to the speaker, nepiology must be distinguished from pediatrics, which deals only with the medicine of the second and third periods of childhood. Hitherto, however, pediatrics has regarded the study of the nursing child as one of its chief tasks.Professor Valaguessa, assistant commissioner of the Opera nazionale pro maternità e infanzia, spoke of methods that the society employed in the protection of the infant, and of the care given the mother during pregnancy and

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