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November 20, 1991

Critical Care Obstetrics

Author Affiliations

State University of New York Health Science Center of Brooklyn

State University of New York Health Science Center of Brooklyn

JAMA. 1991;266(19):2759-2760. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03470190107041

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This book is written for all of us, the obstetrician, the gynecologist, the resident, the student, and yes, even the internist. It fits into that area between the textbook and the responsible individual who has to treat the pregnant patient, whether it be the attending or the resident.

Our training today has made it possible for the obstetrician to manage many more of our high-risk patients. It has also taught us to know when to refer. It is necessary for the physician to be thoroughly familiar with all the cardiological, respiratory, and vascular changes that take place. It is absolutely necessary to understand and treat those physiological, pathological reactions that take place in our pregnant patients. It is also necessary to be aware of all the new approaches.

In his foreword Dr Edwin Quilligan states that "this book will give you all the facts to be a good obstetrician. All