The branch of medicine that deals with care of children and adolescents is
pediatrics.
This term has boots in Greek word pedopais ( a child) & iatros ( healer). It covers the age group less than 18 yrs of age. A physician who specializes in health care ofchildren and adolescents is a pediatrician. The goal of the specialty is to enable achild to survive, remain healthy and attain the highest possible potential ofgrowth, development and intellectual achievement.
Pediatrics is a fascinating speciality as it encompasses care of premature neonateon one hand and adolescents on the other. It cover intensive care of neonate and children using the most sophisticated technology and on other hand it alsoprovide home care to newborn and children.