Introduction, history, controversies, and definitions

Marshall D. Lindheimer, Robert N. Taylor, James M. Roberts, F. Gary Cunningham, Leon Chesley

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChesley's Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy, Fourth Edition
PublisherElsevier Science
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780124078666
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


  • Classification schema
  • History of preeclampsia
  • Introduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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