The Epidemiology of Childhood DisordersBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6958.886a (Published 01 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:886
- G Russell
Most paediatricians are prepared to pontificate on epidemiological matters, giving authoritative opinions on subjects ranging from secular trends - “I saw two last week, there must be an epidemic” - to the effects of pollution - “the increase in asthma couldn't be due to anything else.” I wonder how many of these instant experts noticed the rising prevalence of hypospadias during the 1970s or considered that dietary salt intake might be the “Westernising” factor responsible for the international …
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