This issue of the journal carries a selection of articles on some problems faced by paediatricians in the course of their practice.
Dr Santosh Karmakar tackles some of the difficulties encountered when treating a child with spina bifida, a condition which is particularly
difficult for parents to cope with in the absence of support structures in the community.
Dr YK Amdekar describes the emergence of multidrug-resistant typhoid fever in children, and the role played by physicians in creating this epidemic.
Dr Suhas Pingle identifies some ethical problems commonly encountered in paediatric practice.
Dr Jyotsna Kirtane outlines the various steps in the doctor’s decision- making, for children born with inter-sex disorders.
Readers are invited to respond to the articles in the journal. In particular, comments are welcome on the case studies presented in the journal, and to the draft code for social science and health research.
Cover photograph: ‘Street scene in Jaipur’, by Douglass Scott, Global Cancer Concern