When Richard Doll and Austin Bradford Hill embarked on a lung cancer study, Doll thought the cause was tarmac. It was 1950, the study involved lung cancer patients from 20 different UK hospitals and it didn’t take long to discover the cause was not tarmac, it was tobacco. Cigarette smoking was the only common factor […] Read More
When did doctors start differentiating between adult and children’s medicine? When was paediatrics established as a medical specialty? What led to the world’s first children’s hospital? The modern medical specialty of paediatrics is a fairly new development dating from the eighteenth century when the Swedish physician, Nils Rosen von Rosenstein wrote the textbook, The Diseases […] Read More