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Jewish Genetic Disorders: A Layman's Guide
     

Jewish Genetic Disorders: A Layman's Guide

by Ernest L. L. Abel
 

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This guide to genetic disorders that tend to affect the Jewish population more than the non-Jewish begins with a short history of the Jews and basic facts concerning genetics and genetic disorders. The in-depth information that follows is categorized under blood, cancers, central nervous system, connective tissue, gastrointestinal, metabolic or endocrine,

Overview

This guide to genetic disorders that tend to affect the Jewish population more than the non-Jewish begins with a short history of the Jews and basic facts concerning genetics and genetic disorders. The in-depth information that follows is categorized under blood, cancers, central nervous system, connective tissue, gastrointestinal, metabolic or endocrine, respiratory, sensory, and skin. Included for each disorder is information on variations, frequency, symptoms, causes, diagnosis, transmission, treatment and prevention, and notes on where more information about each disorder can be obtained. A glossary of terms and index are provided.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
superb...clearly answers questions...outstanding writing...well-organized...a wealth of information...current and comprehensive coverage...exceptional...a first choice selection
Cleveland Jewish News
well-researched...clearly written
Jewish Bulletin
"masterful job of providing basic information about Tay-Sachs and dozens of other[s]...well-researched...clearly written...a major contribution"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786409419
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.33(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Ernest L. Abel teaches at Wayne State University, where he has received the honor of "Distinguished Professor." He is also the author of more than forty other books and his articles have been published in various popular and scholarly magazines and journals.

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