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July 20, 1901

ON THE ADVANCEMENT OF SURGICAL PEDIATRICS.CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS, DELIVERED BEFORE THE SECTION ON DISEASES OF CHILDREN, AT THE FIFTY-SECOND ANNUAL MEETING OF THE A. M. A., AT ST. PAUL, MINN., JUNE 4-7, 1901.

Author Affiliations

Professor of Diseases of Children in the Cleveland College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Department Ohio Wesleyan University; Pediatrist to the Cleveland General Hospital, to the City Hospital, etc. CLEVELAND, OHIO.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(3):155-158. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470290001001

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Abstract

SURGERY IN PEDIATRICS.  I wish to offer some remarks on the advancement of the surgical side of pediatrics. Surgical pediatrics was later and slower in its development than was medical pediatrics. It is evident that the advance of such a science and art may be measured in many different ways. For instance: 1. By the recognition of the necessity and importance of it. 2. By the increase of actual knowledge concerning it—the discovery of new facts. 3. By the spread of knowledge through text-books and other literature, teaching in the medical schools, and in that kind of post-graduate schools wherein all are professors and all are pupils—namely, the medical societies. 4. By the extent to and the manner in which knowledge is applied in practice, both private and in hospitals, and the number and enthusiasm of those who devote themselves to it.Obviously it will be impossible for me to

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