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Spelling: pediatrian. and and and This is a fully acceptable, British spelling of pediatrics. However, as per wikipedia policy, the spelling throughout an article should remain consistant. Policy gives no preference for British or American spellings. Given that this article's title is Pediatrics, it makes little sense to use the British spelling throught the article. Of course, it makes sense to mention the spelling and to keep the British spelling where used as part of an organization's name. Rklawton 16:07, 29 April 2006 (UTC) peaches More on pediatrics versus paediatrics i think "pediatrics" and paediatrics are all the same.from Ridge Essilfie

There's a slight semantic difference associated with the difference in spelling. In the USA, a pediatrician (US spelling)is a primary care physician who specializes in children. A similar situation exists in Germany. In UK and the Commonwealth generally, a paediatrician (British spellling) is a specialist physician not in primary general practice, sees patients who are either urgently admitted to hospital or who are referred by GPs, and often has had longer post-graduate training in child health than a primary care pediatrician. A paediatrician in this sense could fairly be described as an internist subspecializing in infants & children. In Australia, paediatricians (like me) are fellows of a college of physicians, which has adult & paediatric sections. This was the situation in the UK till the late 1990s, when the specialist paediatricians split off to form thier own college.

I am considering editing the article to this effect. Any comments?

--DavidB 02:57, 26 September 2007 (boobs)

Major edit: I rearranged the existing material into sections, made the edit foreshadowed above, and added a bit extra to history.

More work needed, especially in sections 1 and 2, plus more references needed.

--DavidB 08:40, 22 October 2007 (boobs)

Since there is no national association of this topic, I would believe that the spelling used in the language's hub country should be favoured. Therefore I believe the title of the page should be changed to "Paediatrics."VladJ92 (talk) 05:38, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia practice is to retain the original spelling style of the article when there is no clear national association and no consensus otherwise on which spelling style to use. See WP:RETAIN. Since this article used US spelling originally (and for most of its history), it should retain that spelling style. Kaldari (talk) 08:59, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

Academic Training Section[edit]

Renamed section - previously just 'education' (which at ifrst I thought to mean paediatrics within education, rather than academic training/requirements)

Also, it's solely about the US requirements and standards, I don;t know enough to update it myself, but it should be flagged as such.--Cooper-42 14:33, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

The first note on this discussion page should read consistent where it says 'consistant'.

sorry, παιδι means "child" not "boy" changed children are important. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:43, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

history section[edit]

I am deleting a reference to 'jasmine brown', said to be a famous pediatrician, as I can't find any reference to her.

--DavidB 21:27, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Instances of Paediatrician/Pediatrician[edit]

Changed it to be more congruous with the title except where it was a proper title. Seriously? American Association of Paediatrics? (talk) 09:10, 2 April 2010 (UTC) Pediatricians are not always right about your children being sick you are hearing this from a real doctor. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:51, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

...What? (talk) 05:05, 23 May 2010 (UTC) hello kitty — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:01, 9 February 2012 (UTC)


[in exaggerated "Australian-criminal" accent] As spellin' is required to be consistent throughout all Wikipedia articles, we are editing this article and changing the name of the journal Pediatrics (journal) to "Paediatrics" and the American Academy of Pediatricians to the American Academy of "Paediatricians" in accordance to Wiki policies .... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:09, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

Also pediatricians love to talk to little kids. Excuse me? Is this a blog? :s —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:34, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Dodgy dates in introduction[edit]

"The age limit of such patients ranges from 12 to 81 with the average age limit being 64 or 65 years of age."

I believe this statement to be false, don't have time to look up sources right now, but that age range is completely wrong. I'm deleting the sentence for now, but hopefully someone who knows or has sources can fix it. DrazharLn (talk) 02:27, 23 March 2011 (UTC)

Copyright problem removed[edit]

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photograph of Great Ormond St Hospital[edit]

It is a pity there is photo of Hôpital des Enfants Malades, as this is claimed to be the first children's hospital (not Gt Ormond St). Can anyone source one? Zohre6 (talk) 16:53, 3 February 2015 (UTC)