- midwifery). The first pediatric monograph written in the U.S. was by Charles Caldwell. Caldwell received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1796. His doctoral thesis was on diseases of childhood associated with fever. One of the pioneers of pediatrics in the U.S. was Dr. Abraham Jacobi. Born in Germany in 1830, Dr. Jacobi came to the U.S. in 1853 and went into practice in New York City. By 1860 he held the special Chair of Diseases of Children at the New York Medical College and in 1866 he established a pediatric clinic — the first in this country.
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