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June 1964

An Introduction to Medical Genetics.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;113(6):908-910. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.00280120108034

It has been a particular pleasure to read the new edition of Professor Fraser Roberts' extremely popular and highly regarded Introduction to Medical Genetics. This edition not only catches up with the most significant recent advances in medical genetics, but it has also been selected to serve as the introductory text to a series of monographs on clinical genetics, which is to be published by the Oxford University Press and of which a first volume—Harris' edition of Garrod's classic Inborn Errors of Metabolism—has appeared already. Professor Roberts is not only an outstanding geneticist but also an internationally recognized pioneer of the teaching of medical genetics,1 and his book of 1940 could be legitimately considered the first British attempt to teach the elements of genetics to medical students, and to place the setting of the subject not on the safe and traditional foundations of fruitfly genetics, but on the

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