The history of the study of the diseases of infancy and childhood in America is intertwined with the development of all branches of medicine into special studies. As in all countries, the undergraduate study and postgraduate training of the American physician in the diseases of infancy and childhood has at first been slow and gradual. At the present time, we can say that the pursuit of knowledge in the hygiene and diseases of infancy receives its full quota of attention and acknowledged importance in this country. It is only within the past thirty years that pediatrics has become a recognized department of study in our universities and colleges. There are good reasons for.this, and one of the most important is that in other lands this study of children was also of tardy recognition. In this new country where every foreign influence receives its quick response, pediatrics was not recognized as
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