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Sir Leonard Parsons of Birmingham (1879–1950) and antenatal paediatrics
  1. P M Dunn
  1. Correspondence to:
    P M Dunn, Department of Child Health, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK Correspondence to: Professor Dunn;


Born and educated in the Midlands, Sir Leonard Parsons made major contributions to the field of paediatrics in that area and played a leading role in the regional organisation of this specialty throughout the United Kingdom in the later years of his life. He was a founder member and later President of the British Paediatric Association, and later became Vice-President of the International Pediatric Congress and the President of the paediatric section of the Royal Society of Medicine.

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