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August 11, 1906

THE PEDIATRIC OUTLOOK.CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS IN THE SECTION ON DISEASES OF CHILDREN, AT THE FIFTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, BOSTON, 1906.

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PHILADELPHIA.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(6):397-398. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.25210060001001

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Abstract

In view of the full and interesting program of scientific business, your chairman's address will be brief. An attempt to outline recent progress in pediatrics would be, in a measure, but a repetition of the excellent digests offered to us by our many periodicals and year-books. A few remarks on the outlook for broadening the pediatric horizon, however, seem most timely.

The progress of our specialty in the last two decades has been stupendous. With the increasing number of physicians who are devoting their attention to the study of diseases of children, the multiplicity of special works and relative periodical literature and the extra facilities for special study, I can hardly realize that in my student days pediatrics was hopelessly entangled and practically lost in the chair of obstetrics. Then a special chair or clinic on diseases of children was practically unknown. Following in the wake of other specialties, pediatrics

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