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4th edition. Editors D L Rimoin, J M Connor, R E Pyeritz, B R Korf. (Pp 4936; £350.00.) Edinburgh: Churchill-Livingstone. 2002. ISBN 0443064342.
- Rimoin DL
- Connor JM
- Pyeritz RE
- Korf BR
- editors. Emery and Rimoin's principles and practice of medical genetics
It is almost 20 years since the first edition of this book became available and, in that time, there can hardly be a department of clinical genetics anywhere that has not felt the need to acquire a copy. It has carved a special and much respected place in our professional affections. This new edition, after a gap of over five years of momentous scientific discovery and relentless reshaping of clinical practice, will require the provision of very significant shelf space, stretching, as it does, to three packed volumes and offering not just an updating of previous work, but the addition of over 20 new chapters.
They are virtually all represented within these covers - the great and the good among geneticists, some famous, others awaiting the call of fame, but common to all contributors is …