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The chapter on hypertensive (toxemic) pregnancy is written in delightful style and will be valuable to the internist as a brief but wise review of this vexing subject. It is indeed refreshing to peruse Dr. Duncan Reid's sceptical approach to the problems of hypertension in pregnancy. Although he presents for his readers a number of classifications of hypertension in pregnancy, he is quick to enlighten them on how difficult it may be to make a correct diagnosis in the individual patient. The etiology, pathogenesis, and natural history of the hypertensive toxemias of pregnancy are still understood inadequately. In part this
A Textbook of Obstetrics.Chapter XXVII—Hypertensive (Toxemic) Pregnancy andChapter XXVIII—Medical and Surgical Diseases in Pregnancy. Ann Intern Med. 1962;57:504. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-57-3-504_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(3):504.
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