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Genetic Counseling

A Guide for the Practicing Physician

Authors: Fuhrmann, Walter, Vogel, Friedrich

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"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" In medicine the truth of this statement is so self-evident that it is simply taken for granted; and yet it has become mere lip-service for many a doctor, since his work is almost exclusively concerned with the treatment of those who are already ill. This applies not only to the treatment of patients but even more to that of entire families. Many doctors are as yet unaware that the appearance of serious, sometimes fatal diseases can be avoided by preventing the concep­ tion of sick human beings. Our knowledge of genetics permits the relatively accurate prediction, based on statistical probability, of the recurrence of genetic defects (anomalies) and diseases within families. Our patients are frequently aware that such predictions are pos­ sible. In an effort to prevent the birth of defective children they try to inform themselves. However, in the practice of the individual doctor this sort of inquiry does not occur with such frequency that he is forced to concern himself systematically with these problems.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Appearances Deceive

    Pages 1-11

    Fuhrmann, Walter (et al.)

  • Recording a Familial Medical History or Pedigree

    Pages 11-16

    Fuhrmann, Walter (et al.)

  • The Autosomal Dominant Mode of Inheritance

    Pages 16-23

    Fuhrmann, Walter (et al.)

  • New Mutations and Phenocopies

    Pages 23-34

    Fuhrmann, Walter (et al.)

  • The Autosomal Recessive Mode of Inheritance and Tests for the Detection of Heterozygotes

    Pages 34-46

    Fuhrmann, Walter (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetic Counseling
Book Subtitle
A Guide for the Practicing Physician
Authors
Translated by
Kurth, S.
Series Title
Heidelberg Science Library
Copyright
1969
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-1-4899-2672-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4899-2672-2
Series ISSN
0073-1595
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 106
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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