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The paediatrician – past, present and future – a conversation with Nils Rosén von Rosenstein

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  • Ingemar Kjellmer

    1. Department of Paediatrics, University of Gothenburg and Center for Children’s Right to Health, The Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Ingemar Kjellmer, Department of Paediatrics, University of Gothenburg and Center for Children’s Right to Health, The Queen Silvia Children’s Hospital, S 416 85 Gothenburg, Sweden.
Tel: +46 313434724 |
Fax: +46 31843010 |
Email: ingemar.kjellmer@pediat.gu.se

Abstract

An imagined conversation takes place with the author of the first textbook of Paediatrics, Nils Rosén von Rosenstein. Enormous progress in the prevention and treatment of diseases of children is demonstrated. But a different spectrum of diseases has replaced the old one. And in spite of unprecedented material well-being a substantial minority of our children cannot make full use of their capabilities.

Conclusion:  We must resume the full responsibility for our children and act as their advocates in society.

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