Training Physicians in Elective Abortion Technique in the United States

  • Philip D. Darney


The typical path for the dissemination of a new surgical technique is that an innovator (often an academic with time and funds for clinical research) develops a new technique, describes it at medical meetings and in the professional literature, and then teaches it to colleagues and surgeons-in-training. These students of the surgical innovator then teach it to their own students and the technique becomes incorporated into standard medical practice. Safe and effective techniques thus become generally recognized and accepted and are taught to successive generations of surgical trainees.


Resident Physician Residency Training Program Abortion Service Trimester Abortion Elective Abortion 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip D. Darney
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Family Planning ClinicSan Francisco General HospitalSan FranciscoUSA

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