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March 1991

Pediatric Perspectives: Vistas and Vantage Points

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Department Editor, Pediatric Perspectives AJDC

Am J Dis Child. 1991;145(3):256. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1991.02160030020013

According to Webster's, a perspective affords one the opportunity to make an accurate evaluation by observing things in their true relationships. Perhaps this includes a new view, a vista, from which the observer can stand back, observe, and get unique, refreshing new insights into common (and not so common) occurrences.

Pediatric Perspectives is a relatively new addition to AJDC's special departments, which include Research to Relevance, Educational Interventions, Sports Medicine, and others. In this department, we hope to provide our readers with new insights into, and innovative ways of viewing, pediatric medical topics while providing learned treatises on current forces and issues that affect the everyday practice of pediatrics by all physicians, from the general practitioner to the teacher/clinician to the research scientist. For example, in this issue of AJDC, Elaine Wyllie, MD, discusses advances in diagnosis of and therapies for seizure disorders as they relate to central nervous

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