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Since most physicians tend to diagnose only those disorders that are familiar to them, the need to increase one's diagnostic acumen is an unending challenge. The acquisition of new clinical information on the ever-expanding group of genetic diseases and syndromes often frustrates the clinical geneticist and, thus, must seem as an insurmountable task for many physicians.
Thurmon attempts to ease this burden of acquiring knowledge about rare genetic diseases in his guidebook. The book is divided into seven chapters. The first two chapters, covering 12 pages, touch on the highlights of concepts regarding genetic diseases and genetic counselling. Chapters 3,
Rare Genetic Diseases: A Guidebook.. Ann Intern Med. ;82:444–445. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-3-444_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(3):444-445.
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