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February 11, 1956

The Pediatric Years: A Guide in Pediatrics for Workers in Health, Education and Welfare

JAMA. 1956;160(6):517. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960410093028

Associated with physicians in caring for the health of children is a large group of professional workers who have had little or no formal training in pediatrics—social workers, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists, dentists, psychologists, health educators, school supervisors, hospital administrators, sanitary engineers, teachers of the handicapped, camp directors, administrators of health programs, laboratory and x-ray technicians, and medical secretaries. It was to help these persons to understand not only the sick and crippled child but also the well child that this book was written. The author is a pediatrician and a public health physician who has spent over 15 years in the Connecticut State Department of Health.

The first two sections of the book deal with normal growth and development, the care of the premature and full-term baby, the examination of the sick and the healthy child, nutrition, and adolescence. Section 3 discusses the various abnormalities and diseases found

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