Child mortality: social and medical responses

  title={Child mortality: social and medical responses},
  author={R. Ballester},
  journal={The Lancet},
This article focuses on the social and medical responses to child mortality among European and North American societies. Since 15th century the medical works corresponding to the Byzantine Islamic and Latin Middle Ages and the first three origins of pediatrics offer a wide range of frequent pathologies of child/infant mortality and illnesses. During this period there was a marked predominance of infectious and contagious illnesses and of nutritional disorders that caused diarrhea and other… Expand
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