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Dr. Barnes has produced a thoroughly readable, practical consideration of the medical problems most commonly encountered during pregnancy. Although purportedly written for the house officer, his book will be, perhaps, most appealing to the generalist responsible for the care of the pregnant woman. The accent throughout is on therapy rather than on pathologic physiology or the more sophisticated test procedures. For example, in the discussion of Sheehan's syndrome it is suggested that the effect of adrenocorticotrophic hormone on the eosinophil count, the basal 17-ketosteroid excretion, and insulin tolerance be used to evaluate pituitary insufficiency; the use of metapyrapone, serum cortisols,
Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:302. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-74-2-302_1
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