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July 1968

The Pregnant Diabetic and Her Newborn: Problems and Management.

Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(1):92. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00300060094041

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The author has constructed a succinct monograph from which the impertinences of ancient history have been stripped away exposing the stark skeleton of the facts of diabetes and pregnancy as they are understood currently. If the reader allows the Danish author some grammatic and idiomatic latitude, he will be amply rewarded in two to three hours of easy reading. The subject matter is derived from the author's long personal experience with obstetrical diabetes and his own review of the literature. The job is done with meticulous attention to detail; it is an honest evaluation of the available data.

The first two-thirds deals with the theoretical aspects of gross pathology and metabolic phenomena observed in the pregnant diabetic mother and her offspring. The last third discusses practical matters of therapy in fairly traditional fashion, with theexception that deliveries are timed a bit later than usual to obtain greater infant maturity. No

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