|History Of Pediatrics
The field of pediatrics is first documented in 2nd century AD, when Soraneus in Greece pen down the manuscript about the pediatrics. Later, in Persia, Rhazes, who lived between 865 and 925, wrote the book called The Disease of Children, the first book that addressed a new field of medicine called as Pediatrics. The branch of study that handles the medical care which is specially given to the infants, children and adolescents is called as pediatrics, and the physician who has done their specialization in this field is called as pediatrician.
In 1472, Bagallarder, an Italian who wrote a book entitled Little Book on Disease in Children, the first printed book that focuses on the disease of the children. From then onwards, there is a gradual growth in the field of pediatrics, which has grown to the level to start a separate unit especially for children alone. Later in Paris, in 1802, a separate hospital was built exclusively for Pediatrics. Then, this trend of building separate hospital for the children spread to different parts of the world and the new branch of medicine called Pediatrics came into existence.
The field of Pediatrics developed drastically only in the mid 1800s. Many physicians contributed their research to the development of this field. Abraham Jacobi, who lived between 1830 and 1919, has contributed a significant amount of work to this field and hence, he is known as the Father of Pediatrics. Now the field of Pediatrics has seen a tremendous advancement with the latest technology being utilized to treat the disease that affects the children.
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