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Dr Edith Potter (1901–1993) of Chicago: pioneer in perinatal pathology
  1. P M Dunn
  1. P M Dunn, Department of Child Health, University of Bristol, Southmead Hospital, Southmead, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK; p.m.dunn{at}


Following in the footsteps of Billard and Ballantyne, Edith Potter founded from the 1930s onwards the modern subspecialty of perinatal pathology. Her name is eponymously linked with the facial characteristics of infants with bilateral renal agenesis.

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