Letter to the Editor| Volume 16, ISSUE 3, P220, June 2005

Obstetric medicine: A key role for the internist

  • Olivier Pourrat
    Tel.: +33 549444367; fax: +33 549443862.
    Obstetric Internal Medicine Clinic, Intensive Care and Internal Medicine Unit, Faculty of Medicine of Poitiers, Hopital Jean Bernard, Rue de la Milétrie,BP 577, F-86021 Poitiers cedex, France
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      In his recent editorial, S.D. Moulopoulos showed how the role of internal medicine these days must be clearly defined because of the occurrence of an identity crisis due to the prevalence of overspecialization [
      • Moulopoulos S.D.
      Internal Medicine in 2003 or the specialty of “invisible diseases”.
      ]. He made it clear that the field of internal medicine includes all patients whose condition belongs to two or more subspecialties, as well as patients with general medical problems.
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        • Moulopoulos S.D.
        Internal Medicine in 2003 or the specialty of “invisible diseases”.
        Eur J Intern Med. 2004; 15: 77-78
        • Pourrat O.
        La médecine obstétricale: une mission de choix pour l'interniste.
        Rev Med Interne. 2004; 25: 419-420