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AuthorFuhrmann, Walter. author
TitleGenetic Counseling [electronic resource] / by Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer US, 1976
Edition Second Edition
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viii From discussions with our colleagues, we know that they recognize the problems and worry about them, but simply do not have the time to thoroughly study the highly specialized genetic literature available. This book is an attempt to fill this void. We have made an effort to keep it as short and clear as possible and to limit it to the important and most frequent genetic abnorยญ malities. In particular, we have tried to take into considยญ eration the difficulties of the average student in underยญ standing genetic logic and to eliminate the most common errors. This guide is not designed to provide more than basic information. No reader will arise from the study of this volume as an expert genetic counselor. That requires, in this as in all other sciences, knowledge of the highly speยญ cialized literature as well as extensive experience. Some geneticists therefore take the position that the general practitioner (or specialist in any other field of medicine) cannot possibly give proper genetic counsel to his patients. Because he is not a genetics expert, he should, without exception, refer all such cases to the geneticist. This point of view would condemn this guide as potentially more harmful than helpful in that it might increase the cases of well-meaning error as well as encouraging those who are not competent in this field to deal with problems which are beyond their capacity. We, obviously, do not share this pessimistic standpoint


1 Appearances Deceive -- Hurlerโ{128}{153}s Disease -- Dupuytrenโ{128}{153}s Contracture -- Hip Dislocation -- General Rules of Counseling -- 2 Recording a Family History or Pedigree -- 3 The Autosomal-Dominant Mode of Inheritance -- 4 New Mutations and Phenocopies -- New Mutations -- Phenocopies -- 5 The Autosomal-Recessive Mode of Inheritance and Tests for the Detection of Heterozygotes -- 6 Sex-Linked Modes of Inheritance -- 7 Chromosome Aberrations -- Downโ{128}{153}s Syndrome (Mongolism) -- Other Numerical and Structural Chromosome Aberrations -- Spontaneous and Recurrent Abortions -- 8 Malformations Not Subject to a Simple Mode of Inheritance -- 9 Prenatal Diagnosis -- 10 Other Diseases Without a Simple Mode of Inheritance -- 11 Oligophrenia and Mental Illness -- Oligophrenia -- Mental Illness -- 12 The Genetic Prognosis for Consanguinous Marriage -- 13 Exposure to Mutagenic Noxes -- Radiation Exposure -- Chennical Mutagenesis -- 14 Teratogenic Effects During Early Pregnancy -- 15 The Human Element -- References

Medicine Human genetics Internal medicine Biochemistry Medicine & Public Health Internal Medicine Biochemistry general Human Genetics


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