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Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 298, Issue 5, pp 857–858 | Cite as

Is an obstetrician/gynecologist a worker, artist, or scholar? Anxiety of an old professor

  • Shigeki Matsubara
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Abbreviation

OBGYN

Obstetrics and gynecology

Notes

Acknowledgements

I thank Professor Eric Jauniaux (University College London) for his advice.

Author contributions

SM, a single author, identified the significance and wrote the manuscript. EJ helped me to write this manuscript but did not contribute to this manuscript to the extent that he becomes a coauthor. I wrote his name in Acknowledgements. EJ agreed that his name appears in Acknowledgements of this manuscript.

Funding

No funding was provided for this research.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The author reports no conflict of interest.

Human participants or animal experiments

This article does not contain any studies involving human participants or animals.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyJichi Medical UniversityShimotsukeJapan

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