Issues in Fetal Medicine

Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Symposium of the Galton Institute, London 1992

  • S. L. Barron
  • D. F. Roberts

Part of the Studies in Biology, Economy and Society book series (SBES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Galton Lecture for 1992: The Changing Status of the Fetus

  3. Fetal Diagnosis

  4. Management and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Don K. Nakayama
      Pages 94-104
    3. Martin J. Whittle
      Pages 105-113
    4. M. Pembrey
      Pages 114-132
  5. Ethical and Legal Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Alexander McCall Smith
      Pages 163-171
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 173-180

About this book


This book explores the emerging speciality of fetal medicine. The new technology for examining DNA is described as a background to later chapters concerned with gene therapy and the examination of the conceptus. An account of laboratory techniques for studying the mouse embryo is illustrated by outstanding photographs of scanning electron microscopy. This book will be of interest to all those who are involved with the care of the pregnant woman and her fetus whether in medicine or in the law.


care development diagnosis electron microscopy embryo ethics fetus gene therapy implant implantation Laboratory Laboratory Techniques management medicine screening

Editors and affiliations

  • S. L. Barron
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. F. Roberts
    • 3
  1. 1.Princess Mary Maternity HospitalUK
  2. 2.Royal Victorian InfirmaryNewcastle upon TyneUK
  3. 3.University of Newcastle upon TyneUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-23814-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-23812-5
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