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The rapidly expanding and diverse literature on sexual development poses a problem for the physician and the student who wishes to learn about this complicated and important field. It is remarkable that Dr. Federman, as a single author, has been able to correlate material from the various disciplines and present it in such a logical and understandable fashion. It indicates a rich experience in these areas.
A lucid, but brief, discussion of normal embryology, sex chromatin, cytogenetics, and steroid chemistry is presented initially, as a basis for understanding the abnormal. For those unfamiliar with these fields a particular effort would
Abnormal Sexual Development. A Genetic and Endocrine Approach to the Differential Diagnosis.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:501. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-2-501_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(2):501.
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