August 1976

Malformation Syndromes

Author Affiliations

Division of Genetics University of Rochester Medical Center 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14642


Birth Defects: Original article series, vol XI, No. 2, edited by Daniel Bergsma, Victor A. McKusick, Thaddeus E. Kelly, et al, 489 pp, approx 440 illus, $62.50, Excerpta Medica, 1975.

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(8):903. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120090113027

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Malformation Syndromes is a recent issue of the distinguished Birth Defects: Original Article Series, sponsored by the National Foundation under the editorship of Dr Daniel Bergsma.

Inspection of the title page reveals that the volume consists of "Papers presented at The Johns Hopkins Hospital." From other sources (Professional Education Material, The National Foundation, November 1975) one may learn that this volume is from the "1972 Birth Defects Conference."

In terms of format, this short brown volume bears little resemblance to the familiar tall blue volumes previously published by Williams & Wilkins Co. It consists of 31 articles and 41 case studies. Although not explicitly stated, the common denominator of this heterogeneous collection of malformation syndromes appears to be craniofacial abnormalities.

Some of the articles are preceded by a synopsis or abstract, some have an introduction, some a summary, some contain references, while others may have one or more of these

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