Michael Underwood, MD (1737-1820): physician- accoucheur of London

Dunn, P. M.
March 2006
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Mar2006, Vol. 91 Issue 2, pF150
Academic Journal
Underwood was the first physician-accoucheur to be appointed to the Royal College of Physicians in London. The same year, 1784, he published a textbook which did much to establish paediatrics as an emerging discipline in its own right. The book contains several original descriptions of childhood diseases.


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