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October 2007

Charles A. Janeway: Pediatrician to the World’s Children

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161(10):1011. doi:10.1001/archpedi.161.10.1011

Charles A. Janeway, MD, was one of the most prominent pediatricians in the late 20th century. For nearly 3 decades, from 1946 to 1974, he was the Thomas Morgan Rotch professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and pediatrician-in-chief at Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts. During this period, Janeway built the first department of pediatrics in the United States based on new developments in basic sciences. He was also the most visible American pediatrician on the world scene, teaching modern pediatrics to thousands of physicians through the developing world and bringing many of them to the United States for further training. Two of his protégées, Robert Haggerty and Fred Lovejoy, have written a painstaking and loving account of this remarkable man's professional and personal accomplishments.