In The Child Abuse Doctors, Dr. David Chadwick details the progress made in the field of child abuse pediatrics and highlights the doctors who paved the way for the current level of abuse recognition, reporting, and treatment.
There have been great advances in the recognition and prevention of child abuse in recent decades, and The Child Abuse Doctors provides a historical perspective of that progress from one of the field’s pioneers—Dr. David L. Chadwick. Beginning by delving into the earliest recorded medical studies of child abuse in the 19th century and following the evolution by examining contemporary concepts, this monograph documents the turbulent history of medical doctors’ efforts to protect children from abuse. In The Child Abuse Doctors, Dr. Chadwick, a renowned pediatrician who has dedicated his life to fighting child abuse, details the progress made in the field of child abuse pediatrics and highlights the doctors who paved the way for the current level of abuse recognition, reporting, and treatment. Along with those illuminating topics, he also underscores different types of abuse and their repercussions in addition to discussing methods for prevention.
Dr. Chadwick is the Director Emeritus of the Center for Child Protection (CCP) at the Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California. Having worked with abused children since 1960, he created the CCP almost 20 years ago when the concept was still relatively new, and he also helped to develop a committee on child abuse in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Chadwick’s deep involvement in child abuse pediatrics makes The Child Abuse Doctors an accessible and informative resource for anyone—including medical professionals, parents, teachers, and students—who wishes to expand his or her knowledge on the history of child abuse medicine.