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This classic text, one of the true anchors of our clinical genetics publishing program, covers over 700 different genetic syndromes involving the head and neck, and it has established itself as the definitive, comprehensive work on the subject. The discussion covers the phenotype spectrum, epidemiology, mode of inheritance, pathogenesis, and clinical profile of each condition, all of which is accompanied by a wealth of illustrations. The authors are recognized leaders in the field, and their vast knowledge and strong clinical judgment will help readers make sense of this complex and burgeoning field.
Dr. Gorlin retires as editor in this edition and co-editor Raoul Hennekam takes over. Dr. Hennekam is regarded as one of the top dysmorphologists--and indeed one of the top clinical geneticists--in the world. Judith Allanson is new to the book but is a veteran OUP author and a widely respected geneticist, and Ian Krantz at Penn is a rising star in the field. Dr. Gorlin's name has always been closely associated with the book, and it has now become part of the title.
As in all fields of genetics, there has been an explosion in the genetics of dysmorphology syndromes, and the author has undertaken a complete updating of all chapters in light of the discoveries of the Human Genome Project and other ongoing advances, with some chapters requiring complete rewriting. Additional material has been added both in terms of new syndromes and in updating information on existing syndromes. The book will appeal to clinical geneticists, pediatricians, neurologists, head and neck surgeons, otolarynologists, and dentists. The 4th edition, which published in 2001, has sold 2,600 copies.
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Robert J. Gorlin is at University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. M. Michael Cohen is at Dalhousie University.Review:
"A standard of syndrome scholarship that will be hard to match. This statement is not made lightly as the field of medical genetics contains many important books but few classics...The Third Edition clearly belongs in the library of all medical genetics practitioners." -- American Journal of Medical Genetics
"An excellent production by the authors and publishers." --Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews
"This edition will maintain its place as an essential medical geneticists and all whose work involves abnormalities affecting the head and neck. The comprehensive index, excellent cross referencing, and suggestions for differential diagnosis will continue to prove invaluable to clinical practice in many disciplines. This book cannot be recommended too highly." -- Journal of Medical Genetics
"This edition has been five years in the making and provides information that is current to June 2001, an astonishing task for a volume of this size...It brings in quantities of new molecular data and many new syndromes, all defined by a face that is unusual...those who count this book as part as their essential library will be pleased to see a very familiar layout with a continued dedication to excellent illustrations and comprehensive references...For those of you unfamiliar with this textbook, what a treat is in store."--Human Genetics
"...all of you will recognize the value of this reference source and will cherish it."--Human Genet
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Book Description Oxford University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110195118618
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # mon0000416912
Book Description Oxford University Press, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0195118618