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On the first page of his History of Pediatrics, Fielding Garrison defined boundaries for a history of a specialty:
. . . I shall neglect the customary procedure of attempting to embrace the whole history of medicine in a narrative of this kind. There are many things in the secular and cultural history of races and nations which are of great moment in the history of pediatrics. But it is reasonable to suppose that any well-equipped practitioner or specialist of today is acquainted with the general trend of the history of medicine, and my own experience tells me that it
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Abt-Garrison History of Pediatrics.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;63:739–740. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-4-739_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(4):739-740.
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