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EMERY AND RIMOIN'S PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MEDICAL GENETICS E-DITION - 3 VOLUME SET, 5TH EDITION

Escobar, Luis F. MD, MS

doi: 10.1097/01.SHK.0000286299.94327.fa
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(St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center)

EMERY AND RIMOIN'S PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF MEDICAL GENETICS E-DITION - 3 VOLUME SET, 5TH EDITION

Editors: David L. Rimoin, MD, PhD; Michael J.Connor, MD, DSc; Reed E. Pyeritz, MD, PhD; Bruce R. Korf, MD, PhD

Bibliographic Data: Elsevier, 2007. Imprint: Saunders. ISBN: 978-0-443-06870-6, NLM: QZ 50, LC: RB155, 3872 pages, hard cover, $782.00.

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Description: Originally published 25 years ago, this wonderful book has evolved into a classic. It is the most comprehensive review of genetic knowledge applied to the clinical practice of medical genetics. The fifth edition comes with a wonderful new look and design that includes unique illustrations and online access. Purpose: Dr. Rimoin and collaborators bring their best work to this latest edition of a must have textbook. They surpass all expectations. Audience: The book is written for a wide audience. The information is essential for medical students, residents, and physicians involved in the care of patients with genetic conditions. It is not only an academic tool, but also a magnificent reference source for detailed information. Dr. Rimoin has assembled an authoring team of high quality. Features: This extremely detailed book is organized by body systems, making searching for particular topics easy. The initial chapters set the tone with a review of historical facts and basic concepts in human genetics. The third chapter introduces the clinical approach to human genetic disorders. Included in this edition is a password for online access to the text. Illustrations are strategically placed in the text and all are superb, including the color plates on the front of volume one. Assessment: This is a book of magnificent quality. Very few books can be compared to this one. This is a must-have textbook with features that make it a unique source for medical geneticists.

Reviewer: Luis F. Escobar, MD, MS (St. Vincent Hospital and Health Care Center)

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