March 1966

Genetics for the Clinician.

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By C.A. Clarke, MA, MD, DSc, FRCP. Price, $9. Pp. 377. F. A. Davis Co., 1914-16 Cherry St, Philadelphia, Pa 19103, 1964.

Arch Intern Med. 1966;117(3):466. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.03870090150038

The only significance which should be attached to the rapid appearance of a second edition of this book is the overwhelmingly urgent need of the medical profession for a textbook of clinical genetics. This need has not been adequately met by the former or the present edition of this book. My review 1 of the first edition was "critical," but if this first opportunity to review the second edition of a book affords any testimony of my effectiveness as a reviewer, then it must be admitted that I am a dismal failure for this second edition is no better than the first. As a matter of fact the situation must now be considered a disgraceful scandal after the flood of helpful and constructive criticism which was offered as a response to the first edition of this book. This occasion even arouses melancholic considerations about publishing ethics: quantity versus quality, commercialism

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