Pediatric Biographies
June 1930

JÓZSEF CSAPÓ 1734-1799

Am J Dis Child. 1930;39(6):1299-1301. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1930.01930180149015

In Hungary, as elsewhere, the diseases of children were treated by the physicians after the manner prescribed in the textbooks in use in other countries. Infant mortality was high, as it is in parts of Hungary today; but the women were prolific, and neither the loss of infant life nor the enormous losses entailed in more or less constant warfare prevented the progress of the race. Rosenstein's book was translated into Hungarian by Samuel Domby and published in 1794, but long before this a Hungarian physician had written a book on the diseases of children and infant care which was published in the native tongue, although it appeared years later in a Latin translation.

József Csapó1 was born July 18, 1734, at Györ. His father was a lawyer in the service of Fürst Eugen of Savoy, and his mother was Maria Ott. He received a good education, as befitted

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