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An eminent geneticist and an orthopedic surgeon have collaborated to produce a succinct compendium of disorders affecting bones, limbs, and muscles. Each disorder is introduced with a brief clinical description followed by a discussion of genetic aspects and a list of references. Many of the latter seem dated and give the impression that the bulk of intensive library research had been completed almost a decade ago. Nonetheless, the references will constitute, perhaps, the most valuable aspect of this book for any clinician who requires meat rather than hors d'oeuvres.
The book consists of 13 chapters of varying length, with some
The Genetics of Locomotor Disorders.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:860. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-6-860_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(6):860.
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