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Prentice-Hall, publisher of the "Foundations of Modern Genetics Series," has included in this group a monograph on human genetics. As the author of this monograph, Victor McKusick has been freed from the laborious task of trying to include a basic primer on genetics as a prelude to human genetics. This has allowed the development of a concise text with the use of human disorders to explain genetic principals.
The text is primarily concerned with genetic concepts rather than cataloging human diseases. In this respect the author has done a remarkably fine job. The chapter on the historical development of human
Human Genetics.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:613. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-4-613_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(4):613.
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