The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health at the MillenniumBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7273.1417/a (Published 02 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1417
- David Brewster, clinical dean
- Northern Territory Clinical School, Flinders University, Australia
BMJ Books, £50
ISBN 0 7279 1434 0
The British Paediatric Association was founded in 1928 by a Canadian, Donald Patterson. The aim of the association was the advancement of the study of paediatrics and the promotion of friendship among paediatricians. Only six of the 24 invited paediatricians attended the inaugural meeting, and the association had very little influence on political decisions in its early days.
Despite this inauspicious beginning, the association has had a distinguished history. This book …