J Pediatr Surg. 2003 Jul; 38(7 Suppl): 48-52.
Evolution of surgical paediatrics in China.
Beijing Children's Hospital, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China.
Pediatric surgery of China was established in 1950. Being isolated from the world, China's first-generation pediatric surgeons were mainly self-taught. The technology of pediatric surgery of China practically followed Gross, and the aim of pediatric surgery was similar to that of BAPS, "not to seek a monopoly." Since 1980, after the scientific exchange with Western countries, the clinical results of common pediatric surgical diseases have reached the acceptable level of the world. China is a huge country with poor transportation, one-child family planning, and Chinese traditional medicine, which made certain peculiarities in the practice of paediatric surgery.