History and Importance of Pediatricians
The history of origin of Pediatricians is relatively new medical specialty in the
worlds medical field of primary care providers. Byzantine physicians; Oribasius, Aëtius of
Amida, Alexander Trallianus, and Paulus Aegineta stand out for the contributions they
have made to child care many years ago. The importance of a Pediatrician is to treat
infants, toddlers, and young teens medically. Pediatricians are needed because of the
many differences between an adults body and how it fights illnesses, and childs body and
it’s ability to fight illnesses. The growth and development of a child and their immune
system is far more complex than that of an adult.
The History and Origin of Pediatricians
The first to develop the study of pediatrics were Hippocrates, Aristotle, Celsus,
Soranus, and Galen, they understood the differences in growing and maturing of
different of all living organisms and that different treatments were needed for them.
Byzantine physicians; Oribasius, Aëtius of Amida, Alexander Trallianus, and Paulus Aegineta stand out for their contributions and strides in the field of pediatrics. The
Byzintines also built brephotrophia, meaning "baby shelters," or "children's hospitals" in order to continue with their studies and works for children and their illnesses.
Islamic writers Haly Abbas, Serapion, Rhazes, Avicenna, and Averroes, served as a bridge for Greco-Roman and Byzantine medicine and added ideas of their own especially towards their study of pediatrics. The Persian scholar and doctor, al-Razi (865–925) had published a treatise, or formal...