We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

An ABC of Medical Genetics.

John B. Stanbury, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1972;129(5):838-839. doi:10.1001/archinte.1972.00320050162027.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


This admirable little volume succeeds in distilling into 88 pages the essence of much of modern human genetics. Unencumbered by the mathematics of population genetics at one extreme, or the complexities of molecular biology at the other, it guides the reader carefully and lucidly through the most active area of medical science of the past few decades. It prepares him, should he have the inclination, for a more leisurely patrol along any of the fascinating side trails of this field of endeavor.

The author divides inherited diseases logically into three classes: those due to chromosomal accidents, those deriving from abnormal genes of large effect; and diseases which are thought to be polygenic in origin. He reminds us frequently that in almost all cases there is an environmental component to the expression of an error of the genetic apparatus. He also makes the point that variability in expression of inherited disease


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.