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Robert M. Fineman


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American paediatrician, Salt Lake City.

Biography of Robert M. Fineman

Robert M. Fineman, M.D., Ph.D., is Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine; Medical Consultant to the Office of Maternal and Child Health, Washington State Department of Health, Olympia, Washington, and to the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, White Plains, New York (Chicago)

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