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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)


  • Robert M. Fineman and Debra Lochner Doyle:
    Public Health Needs Assessment for State-Based Genetic Services Delivery. In: Genetics and Public Health in the 21st Century: Using Genetic Information to Improve Health and Prevent Disease.
    Edited by Muin J. Khoury, Wylie Burke and Elizabeth J. Thomson. Page 261
    New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. 615 pages
  • Michael T Walton, Robert M. Fineman, and Phyllis J. Walton:
    Holy Hermaphrodites and Medical Facts: The Depiction of Hermaphrodites in Alchemy and Medicine.
    Cumulative Index, 18, 1-2 (Spring & Fall 1999): 32-36.
  • Robert M. Fineman, Michael T. Walton:
    Should genetic health care providers attempt to influence reproductive outcome using directive counseling techniques? A public health prospective.
    Women and Health, 2000, 30 (3): 39-47.

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