In this episode we explore the history of paediatrics, including the importance placed on maternal milk, the differentiation between adult and child medical care and the development of Children’s hospitals.

We then talk to Dr Ailsa McLellan, a consultant paediatric neurologist about her experience working with children, treatments targeted to genetic conditions and specialisation of services.

And for this week’s case study, we look at how physicians tackled the treatment of rickets in the early 20th century.