Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 90:F88-F91 doi:10.1136/adc.2004.051334
  • Perinatal lessons from the past

Sir Denis Browne (1892–1967) and congenital deformities of mechanical origin

  1. P M Dunn
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Dunn
    Department of Child Health, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Southmead, Bristol BS10 5BN, UK;
  • Accepted 6 February 2004


Sir Denis Browne of the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London, is regarded as the father of paediatric surgery in the United Kingdom. He made many important scientific and operative contributions, prominent among which were his studies on the origin and management of congenital deformities.


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