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‘On the shoulders of giants’ – The evolution of paediatric pulmonology in South Africa

Aneesa Vanker

Abstract


‘Children are not small adults’ is a common adage we were taught at medical school. This was recognised as far back as the first century, when the Roman medical encyclopaedist Celsus wrote, ‘In general, boys should not be treated in the same way as men.’


Author's affiliations

Aneesa Vanker, Paediatric Pulmonologist, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa and Paediatric Representative, South African Thoracic Society (2015 - 2017)

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Keywords

pulmonology; paediatric

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2016;22(4):103. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2016.v22i4.107

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-11-10
Date published: 2016-12-19

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