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To present what is regarded by him as a "clear and unbiased account" of the neurologic complications of oral contraceptives, Dr. Bickerstaff offers his personal observations from a 20 year period, in detail, and a supplementary review of the literature.
His account is clear and at times repetitious, but can hardly be regarded as unbiased. Most of his book deals with the possible cerebrovascular complications and is centered around a group of young female patients with stroke who appeared in his referral practice. Although the increased number of such cases that he encountered during the "era of the pill" might
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Neurological Complications of Oral Contraceptives.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:593. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-4-593_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(4):593.
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