Waldo "Bill" Nelson, M.D., FAAP, referred to as the father of pediatrics and famous for the worldwide published book he edited for 50 years, Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, died March 2 at his home in Gladwyne, Pa. after suffering a stroke. He was 98.

Former chairman of the department of pediatrics at Temple University School of Medicine, and former medical director at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, both in Philadelphia, Dr. Nelson influenced American pediatrics in many ways, according to former AAP president, George D. Comerci, M.D.

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