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October 1955

Human Heredity.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1955;90(4):476. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1955.04030010478011

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This book is designed for advanced students of biology and medicine. It presents modern human genetics in detail as a distinct field of enquiry in its own right. To read and understand it in detail, a thorough grasp of mathematics, including calculus, is necessary. One may, however, get a good deal out of it without spending much time on the mathematics involved. It is a complete and authoritative work, although presented in 361 pages.

While the fundamentals of heredity are emphasized, the application to practical medicine is generously illustrated from the files of the Hereditary Clinic at the University of Michigan.

In the advice about the practical use of the facts they have found, the authors are conservative. This book is valuable as a reference and as a source book. The references are numerous and are selected carefully.

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