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Genetic Counseling

  • Walter Fuhrmann
  • Friedrich Vogel

Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 1-11
  3. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 12-16
  4. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 17-24
  5. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 25-36
  6. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 54-59
  7. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 60-79
  8. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 80-90
  9. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 91-94
  10. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 95-98
  11. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 99-107
  12. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 108-115
  13. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 116-120
  14. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 121-123
  15. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 124-128
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 129-138

About this book

Introduction

viii From discussions with our colleagues, we know that they recognize the problems and worry about them, but simply do not have the time to thoroughly study the highly specialized genetic literature available. This book is an attempt to fill this void. We have made an effort to keep it as short and clear as possible and to limit it to the important and most frequent genetic abnor­ malities. In particular, we have tried to take into consid­ eration the difficulties of the average student in under­ standing genetic logic and to eliminate the most common errors. This guide is not designed to provide more than basic information. No reader will arise from the study of this volume as an expert genetic counselor. That requires, in this as in all other sciences, knowledge of the highly spe­ cialized literature as well as extensive experience. Some geneticists therefore take the position that the general practitioner (or specialist in any other field of medicine) cannot possibly give proper genetic counsel to his patients. Because he is not a genetics expert, he should, without exception, refer all such cases to the geneticist. This point of view would condemn this guide as potentially more harmful than helpful in that it might increase the cases of well-meaning error as well as encouraging those who are not competent in this field to deal with problems which are beyond their capacity. We, obviously, do not share this pessimistic standpoint.

Keywords

Mutation chromosome counseling genetics medicine mutagen patients prenatal diagnosis

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Fuhrmann
    • 1
  • Friedrich Vogel
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für HumangenetikGiessenWest Germany
  2. 2.Institut für Anthropologie und HumangenetikHeidelbergWest Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-9986-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-90151-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-9986-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0073-1595
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