This chapter contains Leon Chesley’s introduction from his sole-authored first edition, including an in-depth and scholarly review of our knowledge of preeclampsia through the ages. Also included is his lecture, "False steps in the history of preeclampsia," presented in September 1975 at an International Workshop; both meeting and lecture considered the impetus for renewed focus on this devastating disease. The chapter also contains an "EDITORS’ UPDATE" summarizing progress made since Chesley’s single-authored first edition, including the new classification schema in the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Hypertension Task Force 2013 recommendations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Chesley's Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy, Fourth Edition|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
- Classification schema
- History of preeclampsia
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