May 17, 1965

Teratology: Principles and Techniques

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Edited by James G. Wilson and Josef Warkany. 279 pp, with illus. $5.50. University of Chicago Press, 5750 Ellis Ave, Chicago 60637, 1965

JAMA. 1965;192(7):649-650. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080200067040

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This volume derives from the 1964 Workshop in Teratology, organized as a consequence of the resolutions of the Commission on Drug Safety. A cardinal objective of the workshop was to provide a mechanism for the exchange of information and techniques among teratologists and scientists of related disciplines; the formal material presented therein has now been organized into this volume. It contains ten hitherto-unpublished essays, ranging from the genetic aspects of teratology and the interplay of extrinsic and intrinsic factors in teratogenesis to effects of proteins, antibodies, and autoimmune phenomena upon conception and embryogenesis. Associated with each essay is a related demonstration, outlining many practical aspects of procedures and techniques of teratological research. Useful data and illustrations accompany each demonstration.

The book will be most useful to the scientist whose investigations relate directly or indirectly to abnormal development, but will also interest the general reader. These essays define some central problems

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