Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 92:F230-F232 doi:10.1136/adc.2005.077552
  • Perinatal lessons from the past

Arvo Ylppö (1887–1992): pioneer of Finnish paediatrics

  1. P M Dunn
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Dunn
    Department of Child Health, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Southmead, Bristol BS10 5BN, UK; P.M.Dunn{at}
  • Accepted 27 May 2005


Besides developing the clinical and social care of children throughout Finland from 1920 onwards, the earlier research of Ylppö in Germany had laid the foundations world wide for scientific progress in the understanding and care of the premature infant.