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April 1966


Am J Dis Child. 1966;111(4):455. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1966.02090070153036

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There is little reason to review in a pediatric publication a textbook, now in a 13th edition, written primarily for physicians concerned chiefly with the diseases incidental to pregnancy and with the usual and unusual situations of birth. This reviewer assumes that these topics have been dealt with in an authoritative manner. As a pediatrician he was, nevertheless, pleased to scan the initial 150 pages which contain information of great interest to physicians of his specialty. These pages, are given over to satisfying discussions of the "anatomy of reproduction" and to the anatomical, physiological, and biochemical functions of the placenta. It was also a pleasure to discover a chapter on human cytogenetics. Knowledge in an area of great importance to those who must act as genetic counsellors has been expanding with bewildering rapidity. The chapters (73 and 74) in this book will be a distinct aid to those who wish

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