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In a recent article, Victor McKusick wrote of the "lumpers" and "splitters" in the field of genetic nosology—of those who attempt to combine apparently dissimilar genetic entities into single ones and those who separate similar entities into distinct ones. The author of this book falls into the latter category. On the basis of studies of all of the cases of epidermolysis bullosa that he was able to ascertain in Norway, Gedde-Dahl has defined no fewer than five recessively and one dominantly inherited forms of epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica and three and possibly more dominantly inherited forms of epidermolysis bullosa simplex. The
Epidermolysis Bullosa. A Clinical, Genetic and Epidemiological study.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:659. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-4-659_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(4):659.
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