Genetic Disorders and the Fetus

Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment

  • Aubrey Milunsky

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Aubrey Milunsky
    Pages 1-29
  3. Sherman Elias, Joe Leigh Simpson
    Pages 31-52
  4. Louis Dallaire, Michel Potier
    Pages 53-97
  5. Holger Hoehn
    Pages 99-114
  6. Lillian Y. F. Hsu
    Pages 115-183
  7. Edmund C. Jenkins, W. Ted Brown
    Pages 185-204
  8. David A. Wenger
    Pages 205-255
  9. Gideon Bach
    Pages 257-270
  10. Vivian E. Shih, Roseann Mandell, Aubrey Milunsky
    Pages 271-317
  11. David B. Rogers, Larry J. Shapiro
    Pages 341-368
  12. David J. H. Brock
    Pages 387-408
  13. David S. Rosenblatt, Rochelle Hirschhorn, Joseph D. Schulman, Aubrey Milunsky
    Pages 409-436
  14. K. H. Nicolaides, S. Campbell
    Pages 521-570
  15. Roberto Romero, John C. Hobbins, Maurice J. Mahoney
    Pages 571-598
  16. Karin J. Blakemore, Maurice J. Mahoney
    Pages 625-660
  17. John A. Phillips III
    Pages 661-687
  18. N. Thorne Griscom
    Pages 689-699
  19. R. Douglas Wilson, Judith G. Hall
    Pages 701-721
  20. Gwen P. Gentile, Richard H. Schwarz
    Pages 723-739
  21. D. K. Green, Judith A. Fantes, H. J. Evans
    Pages 741-754
  22. David B. Acker, Fredric D. Frigoletto Jr., Irving Umansky
    Pages 755-773
  23. Margery W. Shaw
    Pages 799-817
  24. Gilbert S. Omenn
    Pages 861-879
  25. Back Matter
    Pages 881-895

About this book


About 21 years ago prenatal diagnosis became part of the physician's diagnostic armamentarium against genetic defects. My first monograph in 1973 (The Prenatal Diagnosis of Hereditary Disorders) critically assessed early progress and enunciated basic principles in the systematic approach to prenatal genetic diagnosis. Six years later and under the current title, a subsequent volume provided the first major reference source on this subject. The present second (effectively third) edition, which was urged in view of the excellent reception of the two earlier volumes, reflects the remarkable growth of this new discipline and points to significant and exciting future developments. Notwithstanding these advances, the use of the new tools and techniques for the benefit of at-risk parents has taken many more years than most anticipated. Key factors have been the lack of teaching of human genetics in medical schools in the preceding decades and the difficulty of educating practicing physicians in a new scientific disci­ pline. Even today the teaching of genetics in medical schools leaves much to be desired and this will further delay the introduction of newer genetic advances to the bedside.


anatomy birth child complications fetus genetics hormones infection placenta pregnancy prenatal diagnosis regulation sex sonography ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Aubrey Milunsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Human GeneticsBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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