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date: 13 November 2019

Introduction 252

Physical (anatomical) 253

Physiological 254

Pathological 255

Psychological 256

Protection 257

Choking child 258

Asthma 260

Seizures 262

Limping child 264

Head injury 267

Useful drug doses in children 269

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child states that a child is considered ‘every human being below the age of eighteen years’. This definition has been accepted by all 4 UK governments....

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