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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-11

Evolution of pediatric dermatology in India: A medico-historical overview

Consultant Dermatologist, Asansol, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Amiya Kumar Mukhopadhyay
“Pranab”, Ismile, Near Dharmaraj Mandir, Asansol - 713 301, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/ijpd.IJPD_46_18

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Pediatric dermatology is a newly emerging branch of dermatology dealing with pediatric dermatoses. It was “officially” born in 1972 when the first International Symposium of Pediatric Dermatology was held in Mexico City. Historically, in India, a well-established branch of medicine, Kaumarabhritya (pediatrics) exists since ancient times. The Unani and the Western system were introduced in the country in later days and enriched the medical system of the country. They served pediatric patients with their own methods. The activity to establish modern pediatric dermatology began in recent years. In the year 1996, the Indian Society for Pediatric Dermatology was formed to establish a platform for the further advancement of the subject. The Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology has served the purpose of publishing modern research on pediatric dermatology in India and abroad since 1998. The present article is a review of history and evolution of pediatric dermatology in India since ancient time.

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