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Neurogenetic diagnoses : the power of hope and the limits of today's medicine

Author: C H Browner; H Mabel Preloran
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Genetics and society (Series)
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Explores the diverse meanings and impacts of genetic diagnoses for patients enduring incurable, ultimately fatal neurodegenerative diseases - and for their family caregivers and clinicians.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Browner, C.H. (Carole H.), 1947-
Neurogenetic diagnoses.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2010
(DLC) 2009027149
(OCoLC)424554594
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: C H Browner; H Mabel Preloran
ISBN: 9780203863404 0203863402
OCLC Number: 569888166
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 137 pages).
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I Searching for answers; 1 Anew door opening; 2 Destination unknown; Part II Coming to terms with devastating prognoses; 3 Controlling destiny; 4 Dream of a new life; Part III Caregivers; 5 Maintaining hope and independence in the face of despair; 6 The neurologists' conundrum; Final reflections; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Genetics and society (Series)
Responsibility: Carole H. Browner and H. Mabel Preloran.
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