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Full appreciation of the influences that physiologic changes of pregnancy exert upon the course of many medical disorders is an essential component of good prenatal care. In the United States the trend is now clearly seen for large maternity clinics to offer combined training and service under the guidance and mutual attendance of obstetrician and internist, each possessing a firm basic background in reproductive physiology.
In recent years there have been two important publications specifically aimed at bridging the too prevalent gap between obstetrics and internal medicine. Barnes' second edition of Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice is one of these.
Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice.. Ann Intern Med. 1967;67:225. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-1-225_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(1):225.
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