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John Opitz, M.D.
Arch Intern Med. 1963;111(2):270-271. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03620260130030.
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King's Genetics has been greeted with considerable and well-deserved enthusiasm. This is an introductory book of genetics written from a biologist's point of view and not basically oriented toward man. As such this is truly a student's book with many useful features which commend this book especially to teachers of basic genetics. This is an elementary book; the author abstracts and condenses the many complex aspects of genetics to a level which should be easily understood by the average college sophomore or junior after a first course in biology.

The author presents an intelligent and fascinating introduction to the methods of studying cellular morphology and physiology which gives the student an excellent insight into the ways and means of microscopy, microscopic technique, cytophotometry, autoradiography, and phase contrast microscopy. He then highlights important aspects of cell structure followed by a chapter on chromosome dynamics—an arrangement appealing to the reviewer who likes


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