Pediatrics is the area of clinical medicine studying etiology, pathogenesis, clinical findings, treatment and prevention of children's diseases taking into account the anatomic-physiological features of a children's organism. In Russia the main direction of Pediatrics - prevention of childhood diseases; the country has an extensive network of children's medical institutions. The state system of therapeutic interventions provides a harmonic development of the younger generation. An important achievement of the national Pediatrics is a constant and steady decline in infant morbidity and mortality.

Imagine for a moment that the world has no children. Everything seems the same: sailing ships, planes, smoke plants, tractors ploughing the land. And no kids... And then everything that happens in this fictional, devoid of the children of the world, it is totally pointless, no one needs, because everything that we adults do - grown bread, create machines, write dissertations and poetry - all this in the end we do for the future. And the future is children.
In our country the universal social equality, there is only one privileged class children. "All best - to children!" - that was one of the first slogans of the young Soviet Republic. Even in the most severe famine years of civil war and devastation, the most difficult years of the last war, our people did everything to protect, feed, clothe and shoes, to provide the necessary knowledge to young citizens of the country.
The white palaces of resorts on the shores of the warm seas and among wooded hills, well-equipped schools and boarding schools, creches and nurseries - all of this date, the Soviet children.
A special focus of our socialist society has always been a constant concern for the health of mother and child.
November 20, 1959, the UN General Assembly approved a unique document - the Declaration of the rights of the child, all of its 10 principles: the right to a name and nationality, love and understanding adults, the right to protection and assistance, education and health...
On the planet more children than adults, with over 2 billion. This is just one of the reasons why 1979 was declared the International year of the child.
January 1, 1979 in the message of greetings to the children of L. I. Brezhnev said: "Children are our future, they will have to continue the work of their fathers and mothers.
I am certain that they will make life on earth better and happier. And it is our duty to try to children of all peoples did not know war, so they have a peaceful, happy childhood".
In 1979 in Moscow was inaugurated all-Union scientific research centre for the protection of mothers and children. This has no analogues in the world practice centre-Palace created with funds from the Communist Saturday.
From his first day in the life of the child gets in the caring hands of the doctor. A branch of medicine - Pediatrics, vigilantly monitors that the child correctly grew and developed. Research help the doctor a better understanding of the growing organism. And before you become a children's doctor (pediatrician), it is necessary to understand clearly, what Pediatrics and what are the features of work of the physician, who devoted himself to the children.
Pediatrics is the science of the child. But the difficulty is that it deals not only with the child, but also deals with older parents, relatives.
How much suffering and hopes of the parents and relatives sees and feels pediatrician! And how many pediatrician should spend knowledge, spiritual strength, the ability to return to a child's health, and you smile.
The desire of a man who decided to become a pediatrician to study and learn creatively chosen profession, and is the first step in choosing a speciality. But not enough one desire: right, as a musician, hearing, special human qualities: illuminated inner spiritual light, love for children, the desire to give all myself to this noble and sacred endeavor - the fight for the health of the child.
...I'm a doctor, not a writer. It's easier for me to cure one seriously sick child than to write about it. My today's appeal to younger readers, it may be that some sins literary shortcomings. I wrote about what I think is important in our pediatric activities. Wrote long, in fits and starts, because I was busy main his work - treated children. Perhaps much and missed when writing. The conversation too serious. Let the young, who decided to go to children's doctors realize how beautiful it is and incredibly difficult.
If my notes someone will carry, and will force us to consider calling in the hereafter, I will be very glad.
                                                      C. A. Tabolin, corresponding member of the AMS of the USSR

That's the end of my little story about someone who treats children, the disease that baby doctors more often and they must, simply must win.
Not always, not every doctor is obtained.
What causes that?
You will not answer. The complex launched case... a Lack of knowledge and skills to use diverse powerful tools, which are now under the hand of a doctor... or maybe, weariness, indifference, laziness? Go not doctors, if in your soul once appears indifference and laziness!
...Tomorrow morning crawling in my clinic. Come into the house and see a little sick person. He would look at me demanding and expectantly. He expected me wonder. I have to help him...

Test yourself

If you want to become a children's doctor or nurse, working with children, then answer these questions:
Do you know how to calm a younger brother or sister?
You know how to put a yellow card?
Do himself and do his younger to do your morning exercises?
You know, what medications must not be taken without consulting a doctor?
Do I sleep with open window?
Do you know what the word "deontology"?
Can't say what the most important quality should have a pediatrician?