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Paediatric examination. A mother and health visitor discuss the development of a 9 month-old baby. The baby is sitting between them playing with toys. Paediatric medicine is dedicated to the treatment of childhood illnesses and the study of normal growth. The health visitor will assess the child's growth and development according to specific motor and intellectual milestones. Children who lag behind in normal development may be suffering from nutritional deficiency or one of many childhood disorders.
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