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Definition of Child health

Child health: The care and treatment of children. Child health is the purview of pediatrics, which became a medical specialty in the mid-nineteenth century. Before that time the care and treatment of childhood diseases were included within such areas as general medicine, obstetrics, and midwifery.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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