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Claudia Werner, now Dr. Claudia Werner, is a medical doctor and Ann M. Martin's friend at Smith College, and the namesake for Claudia Kishi in the Baby-sitters Club series. She is also the namesake for "Dr. Werner", a doctor Stacey sees in The Truth About Stacey. Martin met Werner her first day of college at Smith in 1973. Any time Martin wrote a book dealing with medical issues, Werner would review it for accuracy. She is credited in Martin's 'Dear Reader Letter' at the end of book #43 Stacey's Emergency:

Lots of people have asked me why I created a character with diabetes. The answer to that question is that two of my friends are diabetic, so I knew a bit about the illness because of them. Of course, once the series began, I learned as much as I could about diabetes so that I could write about it realistically.
A number of books in the Baby-sitters Club series have dealt with medical issues. Anytime I write a book like that, I ask a doctor friend of mine to review it. Guess what? My friend is Claudia Werner, for whom Claudia Kishi was named.

She is also thanked for her help at the beginning of several books, including #3 The Truth About Stacey:

The author would like to thank Dr. Claudia Werner for her sensitive evaluation of this manuscript.

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