[The development of pediatric gynaecology in Poland (author's transl)].

  • H Tomaszewska
  • Published 1975 in Problemy medycyny wieku rozwojowego


In view of the world-wide tendency to isolate adolescent medicine covering the period of puberty new problems arise for the gynaecologists. Pediatric gynaecology in Poland owes its growth to prof. Rudolf Peter from Prague (Tschechoslovakia), because it was under the guidance of prof. Peter and his followers at the clinic of Prague University that our gynaecologists extended their knowledge of the biological differences of the childhood. Since 1955 a regular gynaecological care for children and adolescence has been developed in Poland on the basis of general health care and MCH service. In Poland there are mainly out-patient departments of pediatric gynaecology, run by the gynaecological Clinics of Medical Academies and Hospitals. At the moment there are 52 pediatric gynaecological units in Poland. In the Medical Academies, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, research work on the physiology and pathology of puberty in girls is beeing carried out. The Pediatric Gynaecological Section of the National Gynaecological Society has organized two national symposia in 1969 and in 1972, devoted to gynaecological problems and functional disorders occuring during childhood and puberty. The last Symposium was attended by Professor Robert Contamin, the President of International Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology. In June 1972 Polish gynaecologists attended the First International Symposium on Pediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology held in France (Bordeaux). The Polish translation of R. Peter and K. Vesely "Kindergyäkologie" was published in 1970. The Gynaecoligical Department of the Medical Academy in Lódź provides a training centre for gynaecologists in child and adolescent gynaecology.

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@article{Tomaszewska1975TheDO, title={[The development of pediatric gynaecology in Poland (author's transl)].}, author={H Tomaszewska}, journal={Problemy medycyny wieku rozwojowego}, year={1975}, volume={5}, pages={291-300} }