Child Public HealthBMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7452.1384-a (Published 03 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1384
- Helen Roberts, professor of child health (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Child Health Research and Policy Unit, City University, London
Just as the HIV and AIDS epidemic turned the curiously unsexy specialty of genitourinary medicine into prime-time television and ratcheted sexually transmitted infections up the scientific agenda, current policy interest in child public health means that this book is coming out at just the right time to persuade students that what used to be thought of as a backwater of baby clinics, bad kids, and nits is not just important but fun. They can make a difference to children's and adult health, make friends and allies outside medicine, and have a role in social and public policy.