November 1973

Genetics and the Urologist.

Author Affiliations

Quincy, Ill


By John K. Ormond, MD; Dale R. Drew, MD; and Kenneth L. Urwiller, MD. Price, $9.50. Pp 98. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E Lawrence Ave, Springfield, IL 62703, 1972.

Arch Intern Med. 1973;132(5):778-779. doi:10.1001/archinte.1973.03650110110039

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With commendable brevity, three Detroit urologists have compiled what might loosely be termed a primer on genetics. In the space of 98 pages, which contain nine chapters, they serve up a genetic aperitif that whets the appetite for further consumption. This they facilitate with an excellent bibliography comprising books and journal articles.

Their title is too modest. This little book will prove of value to every branch of the profession. My pathology colleagues here read it in the course of an afternoon and felt much the better for it. As the fly-leaf indicates, its greatest value will be to those who were medically educated in the first half of the century. From the practical viewpoint, it represents a most useful source of reference when confronting an occasional thorny and embarrassing problem of genetic counseling. Its glossary proved a considerable boon to the stumbling learner like myself.

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