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The second edition of Dr. Valentine's book is a welcome addition to the library of the teacher who is continually asked by students and physicians to provide a concise treatment of cytogenetics. The book is truly a primer of cytogenetics and discusses the field in a brief and quite lucid manner. Occasionally, in his attempt to simplify, the author creates some misunderstanding. For example, when discussing a G/G translocation, he does not differentiate between the 21/21 and 21/22 chromosome configurations. If a mother is a 21/21 translocation carrier, all of her children will be mongols. If, however, she is a
The Chromosome Disorders: An Introduction for Clinicians.. Ann Intern Med. ;73:158–159. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-73-1-158_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(1):158-159.
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