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Genetic Counseling

A Guide for the Practicing Physician

  • Authors
  • Walter Fuhrmann
  • Friedrich Vogel

Part of the Heidelberg Science Library book series (HSL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 1-11
  3. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 11-16
  4. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 16-23
  5. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 23-34
  6. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 47-52
  7. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 52-67
  8. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 67-77
  9. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 77-79
  10. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 79-87
  11. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 87-94
  12. Walter Fuhrmann, Friedrich Vogel
    Pages 95-98
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 99-106

About this book

Introduction

"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" In medicine the truth of this statement is so self-evident that it is simply taken for granted; and yet it has become mere lip-service for many a doctor, since his work is almost exclusively concerned with the treatment of those who are already ill. This applies not only to the treatment of patients but even more to that of entire families. Many doctors are as yet unaware that the appearance of serious, sometimes fatal diseases can be avoided by preventing the concep­ tion of sick human beings. Our knowledge of genetics permits the relatively accurate prediction, based on statistical probability, of the recurrence of genetic defects (anomalies) and diseases within families. Our patients are frequently aware that such predictions are pos­ sible. In an effort to prevent the birth of defective children they try to inform themselves. However, in the practice of the individual doctor this sort of inquiry does not occur with such frequency that he is forced to concern himself systematically with these problems.

Keywords

Chromosom chromosome diseases genetics medicine

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-2672-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1969
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-90011-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2672-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0073-1595
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