October 1965

Teratology: Principles and Techniques.

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University of Chicago Press, 5750 Ellis Ave, Chicago, Ill 60637, 1965.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(4):641-642. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870040155053

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This book contains lectures and descriptions of demonstrations given at the First Workshop in Teratology held in 1964 at the College of Medicine of the University of Florida. The workshop was conceived as a forum for the exchange of information amongst teratologists and scientists of related disciplines.

The ten lectures presented in this volume succeed admirably in the aim of presenting an essentially complete survey of present day concepts and techniques of teratology— and this, in fact, is the book's greatest drawback. The field of teratology today is a mixed bag. It brings together numerous individual interests and approaches which converge in a common interest in the production of abnormalities during embryonic growth and development. Unfortunately, if the papers in this book can be taken as representative of the field as a whole, it is clear that it is divided into two schools, which embrace respectively what might be referred

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