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Author Kalter, Harold.

Title Mortality and maldevelopment / Harold Kalter. Part 2, the saga of neural tube defects
Published Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2009


Description 1 online resource
Contents 1 Introduction: Basic Stuff; To Begin with, Infant Death; Early Death Matters; Perinatal Mortality; 2 Neural Tube Defects; Neural Tube Defects in History; Normal Neural Tube Development; Failure of Closure; Defining Neural Tube Defects; Definition Differences; A Word about Etiology, etc; The Frequency of Neural Tube Defects; Death and Malformation; 3 Setting the Stage; Malformations in Early 20th Century USA; 4 Studies in the Old World; United Kingdom and Ireland; Scotland; England; Other Areas; Northern Region; Oxford; London; South Wales; England and Wales; British/Irish Ancestry
5 The Continent of EuropeThe North; The West; The Center; The South; Others; 6 The United States; A Transcontinental View; The Northeast; The South; Midwest; Mid-South; Texas; The West; Pacific West; Furthest West; 7 Geography and Chronology; Nationwide Survey; Continental Overlook; The Larger Northeast; The South; The Center; The Mid-South; The West; 8 Canada; Newfoundland; Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Quebec; Ontario; Manitoba; Alberta; British Columbia; Canada from East to West; Other Lands; 9 Australia and New Zealand; Victoria; New South Wales; South Australia; Western Australia
Other States and TerritoriesNew Zealand; 10 Blacks and Jews; Blacks; A Puzzle; Jews; 11 The Mideast; Arabs; Iran; Turkey; 12 Asia; India; China; 13 The Sex Ratio Phenomenon; Sex Ratio in all Births; Sex Ratio in Neural Tube Defects; Sex Ratio in Pregnancy; Sex Ratio of Neural Tube Defect Abortions; 14 Abortion; Abortion and Congenital Malformation; Abortion and Chromosome Abnormality; Abortion and Neural Tube Defect; Induced Abortion and Chromosome Abnormality; Questions; 15 Fetal Diagnosis of Neural Tube Defect; Genesis of the Discovery; Neglected Opportunities; Questions
16 Etiology I: Early QuestionsRecurrence; Recurrence in Families; Sex Disparities; Neural Tube Defects in Twins; In Sum; Abortion of Neural Tube Defects; Neural Tube Defect Accessories; 17 Etiology II; A Small History Lesson; Later Days; Retinoids; Anticonvulsants; Folic Acid; The Genesis; Next Step: Recurrence Studies; Then Occurrence Studies; 18 Neural Tube Defects in China; Earlier Findings; A Folic Acid Study; Other Studies; Later Reports; Does Folic Acid Prevent Neural Tube Defects?; A Coda; 19 The Ultimate Question; 20 The Future; Bibliography; Index
Summary Congenital malformations are worldwide occurrences striking in every condition of society. This work focuses on the relation of these malformations to deficiency of a particular dietary ingredient, folic acid
Analysis obstetrie
reproductive organs
humane genetica
human genetics
biomedische wetenschappen
Medicine (General)
Geneeskunde (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Abnormalities, Human.
Abnormalities, Human -- Etiology -- History
Fetal death -- Causes.
Perinatal death.
Congenital Abnormalities
Fetal Death -- etiology
Infant Mortality
Perinatal Mortality
Abnormalities, Human -- Etiology -- History.
Abnormalities, Human.
Fetal death -- Causes.
Perinatal death.
Sciences de la vie.
Abnormalities, Human
Abnormalities, Human -- Etiology
Fetal death -- Causes
Perinatal death
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781402096068
Other Titles Saga of neural tube defects