The United States

  • Harold Kalter

I turn back now to the US, and resume where I left off many pages ago. The new world, differing in a major respect from the old one, presents new challenges to analysis of NTD. In considering the variations in malformation frequency in the old world of Europe, within or between countries and regions, it was a given that a part of the reason for these differences stemmed from the ancient origins of their peoples, Germanic, Fenno-Ugrian, Celtic, and so on, as expressed in their individual traits and geographic patterns. European nations being overwhelmingly monocultural, even at present in the early 21st century, students of these differences largely regard their subjects as a unit, and seldom look deeply into local ethnic variations.


Folic Acid Live Birth Prenatal Diagnosis Congenital Malformation Spina Bifida 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold Kalter
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  1. 1.Children’s Hospital Medical Center College of MedicineUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnatiUSA

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