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Franz Karl Naegele (1778–1851)

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The date of the expected birth is important not just for future parents but rather for obstetricians and gynecologists. Midwives and doctors of all generations know and apply the Naegele rule, based on the dates of menstruation for determining duration of pregnancy. Despite the advent of ultrasound diagnostics that provides a more accurate method to calculate an expected date of birth, up until now the Naegele rule remains relevant.

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K. N. Grigorieva
Sechenov University
Russian Federation

Kristina N. Grigoreva – MD, Medical Resident, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Filatov Clinical Institute of Children’s Health

2 bldg. 4, Bolshaya Pirogovskaya Str., Moscow 119991


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4. Naegele F.K. Das schragverengte Beckennebsteineni Anhange uber die wichrigssten Fehler des weibiichen Beckensuberhaupt. von Zabern, Maim, 1839. (A French translation of this work by A.C. Danyau, 1840, is in the library of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists).


For citations:

Grigorieva K.N. Franz Karl Naegele (1778–1851). Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproduction. 2021;15(6):792-794. (In Russ.)

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