Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 91:F308-F310 doi:10.1136/adc.2005.074815
  • Perinatal lessons from the past

Sir Frederic Still (1868–1941): the father of British paediatrics

  1. P M Dunn
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Dunn
    Department of Child Health, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Southmead, Bristol BS10 5BN, UK; P.M.Dunn{at}
  • Accepted 8 March 2005


As a pioneer of full time paediatrics, as the first professor in this new discipline, and as inaugural president of the British Paediatric Association, Still has been called with justice the father of British paediatrics.