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This volume is a vast compendium of hereditary and possibly hereditary anomalies and ailments, characterized very briefly, with illustrative pedigrees, and with some information about correlated conditions. This part fills 722 pages of the work, and is preceded by 153 pages devoted to a discussion of general hereditary principles. The opus is therefore strictly comparable to the compendia of Gates in English (a work not even referred to by Touraine) and the German Handbücher of Baur, Fischer, and Lenz, of Gutt, and of Just, Bauer, Hanhart, and Lange.
The general part is only faintly modern in point of view. The
L'Hérédité en Medecine: Caractères, Maladies, Corrélations.. Ann Intern Med. ;44:1278. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-6-1278_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(6):1278.
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