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November 1989

Magnesium Sulfate and Preeclampsia or Eclampsia-Reply

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Department of Neurology University Hospital PO Box 5339 Station A London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5A5

Arch Neurol. 1989;46(11):1165. doi:10.1001/archneur.1989.00520470015006

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In Reply.  —Physicians' practices should not be ruled by fear. Dr Lind-heimer, in addition to his well-taken scientific points, highlights the legal perils of deviating from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists' recommendation regarding the use of magnesium sulfate.Guidelines are only helpful if they are allowed to be challenged: "Truth has nothing to fear from conflict. Her natural weapons are free arguments and debate. Errors cease to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them." (Thomas Jefferson, First Amendment.)

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