‘On the shoulders of giants’ – The evolution of paediatric pulmonology in South Africa

Aneesa Vanker


‘Children are not small adults’ is a common adage we were taught at medical school. This was recognised as far back as the first century, when the Roman medical encyclopaedist Celsus wrote, ‘In general, boys should not be treated in the same way as men.’

Author's affiliations

Aneesa Vanker, Paediatric Pulmonologist, Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa and Paediatric Representative, South African Thoracic Society (2015 - 2017)

Full Text:

PDF (49KB)


pulmonology; paediatric

Cite this article

African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2016;22(4):103. DOI:10.7196/SARJ.2016.v22i4.107

Article History

Date submitted: 2016-11-10
Date published: 2016-12-19

Article Views

Abstract views: 394
Full text views: 382


  • There are currently no refbacks.

African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine| Online ISSN: 2617-0205

This journal is protected by a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial Works License (CC BY-NC 4.0) | Read our privacy policy.

Our Journals: South African Medical Journal | African Journal of Health Professions Education | South African Journal of Bioethics and Law | South African Journal of Child Health | Southern African Journal of Critical Care | South African Respiratory Journal South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology |