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July 21, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;128(12):895-896. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860290057019

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)June 16, 1945.

The Teaching of Pediatrics  A pediatric committee of the Royal College of Physicians has presented an important report on the teaching of pediatrics. It suggests that the student's attention should be directed to the growth and development of children while he is still learning biology, physiology and anatomy and that the diseases peculiar to childhood should find a place in his studies of pathology and psychology. In his midwifery course he should be taught by a pediatrician about health and disease in the newborn. He should also spend eight sessions at a child welfare center, where he will be taught by a pediatrician or a suitably qualified maternity and child welfare officer. Courses in the care of the newborn and in child welfare should precede his course in general clinical pediatrics, which should occupy not less than a third of his whole

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