TITLE

Pediatrics as the Care and Feeding of (Future) Adults

AUTHOR(S)
Stitt, Pauline G.
PUB. DATE
May 1975
SOURCE
Clinical Pediatrics;May1975, Vol. 14 Issue 5, p437
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views on pediatrics and childcare. The author comments on decline in death rate and enhancement in life expectancy in the United States. The author says that health care of children not only goes on in immediate childhood situations, but the increased life expectancy shapes pediatrics towards "longitudinal- section" that includes adult years. The author also reveals that the top age at which pediatricians elect to serve children has progressively risen through the century, with age 21 frequently mentioned as the current cut-off level.
ACCESSION #
16788143

 

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