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George Armstrong MD (1719–1789) and his Dispensary for the Infant Poor
  1. P M Dunn
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Dunn, Department of Child Health, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Southmead, Bristol BS10 5 NB, UK;


George Armstrong published one of the first textbooks on children’s diseases in 1767 and two years later opened in London the first dispensary/hospital in the world for sick children. He introduced clinical teaching and may be regarded as the founder of paediatrics and child health in Great Britain.

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