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New York, November 1971, was the site for this timely symposium. In its published form it provides its reader with an insight into work, past and present, on a disease that in the homozygous state affects 1 black child in 500.
The formal and population genetics of sickling, the effects of this genetic defect on the properties of the resultant hemoglobin molecule, the effects of this abnormal hemoglobin on the erythrocyte, and, consequently, the patient with the homozygous or heterozygous defect are all reviewed.
The overall quality of the material is high. Original presentations include work by Milner on the
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Sickle Cell Disease: Diagnosis, Management, Education, and Research.. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:929–930. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-6-929_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(6):929-930.
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