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n. the general medicine of childhood. Handling the sick child requires a special approach at every age from birth (or preterm birth) to adolescence and also a proper understanding of parents. It also requires detailed knowledge of genetics, obstetrics, psychological development, management of handicaps at home and in school, and effects of social conditions on child health. The preventive measures associated with all these aspects of paediatrics are the concern of public health consultants and community paediatricians. See also child health clinic. —paediatriciann.

http://www.actionforsickchildren.org/ Website of Action for Sick Children: includes information for health-care professionals

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

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