Child Neurology: Past, present, and future: Part 1: History

John J. Millichap, J. Gordon Millichap

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Abstract

The founding period of child neurology occurred in 3 phases: 1) early individual contributory phase, 2) organized training phase, and 3) expansion phase. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, individuals in pediatrics, neurology, and psychiatry established clinics and made important contributions to the literature on childhood epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and pediatric neurology. The latter half of the 20th century saw the organization of training programs in pediatric neurology, with fellowships supported by the NIH. This development was followed by a rapid expansion in the number of trainees certified in child neurology and their appointment to divisions of neurology in children's hospitals. In recent years, referrals of children with neurologic disorders have increased, and disorders previously managed by pediatricians are often seen in neurology clinics. The era of subspecialization is embraced by the practicing physician. The present day status of pediatric neurology and suggestions for the future development of the specialty are subjects for further discussion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e31-e33
JournalNeurology
Volume73
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 18 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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