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Author: James V Neel
Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A founding father of human medical genetics, and a self-described geneticist of the "old school," James Neel has worked the "genetic trenches" in some of the most far-flung regions of the globe in pursuit of clues to genetic riddles. In Physician to the Gene Pool, we accompany him on his early groundbreaking research into the origins of sickle cell anemia. We witness the full horror of the nuclear devastation  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal Narratives
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Neel, James V. (James Van Gundia), 1915-2000.
Physician to the gene pool.
New York : J. Wiley, ©1994
(OCoLC)607816892
Online version:
Neel, James V. (James Van Gundia), 1915-2000.
Physician to the gene pool.
New York : J. Wiley, ©1994
(OCoLC)623990282
Named Person: James V Neel; James V Neel; James V Neel
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James V Neel
ISBN: 0471308447 9780471308447
OCLC Number: 28963553
Description: ix, 457 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Beginnings --
2. Medical Interlude --
3. Thalassemia and Sickle-Cell Anemia --
4. Organizing the Atomic Bomb Studies --
5. A First Appraisal of the Bombs' Genetic Effects --
6. When Cousins Marry --
7. Amerindian Studies: Testing the Water --
8. On to the Yanomama --
9. Health and Disease in Recently Contacted Amerindians --
10. Tribal Demography --
11. Genetic Differences Between Villages: Stepping Stones to Evolution --
12. Spontaneous Mutation --
13. New Approaches to the Effects of the Atomic Bombs --
14. What Is a Gene? --
15. Defining the Gene Pool --
16. Just Too Many People --
17. Some Longer-Range Problems for the Gene Pool --
18. Assessment of Genetic Risk --
19. Genetic Medicine for Populations --
20. Genetic Medicine for Individuals --
21. Physician to the Gene Pool.
Responsibility: James V. Neel.

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A scientific autobiography which weaves together personal anecdotes and observations from the author's years of fieldwork in Brazil and Japan. James Neel provides his own view of the future of human  Read more...

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