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Author Emery, Alan E. H.

Title The history of a genetic disease : Duchenne muscular dystrophy or Meryon's disease / Alan E. H. Emery & Marcia L. H. Emery
Published London ; New York : Royal Society of Medicne Press, [1995]


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Description xvi., 248 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction -- Early history of muscular dystrophy -- Edward Meryon's contribution to muscular dystrophy -- The life of Edward Meryon (1807-1880) -- Duchenne de Boulogne (1806-1875) -- Refining the clinical picture -- Resolution of heterogeneity -- Nosology of the dystrophies -- Recognition of other types of muscular dystrophy -- Biochemical diagnosis & carrier detection -- Pathogenesis of Duchenne dystrophy -- The search for the gene -- Prevention, treatment & the future
Summary Includes the contributions of Edward Meryon and the Duchenne de Boulogne to muscular dystrophy and documents the search for the Duchenne gene
Analysis Muscular dystrophy History
Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages 207-237) and index
Subject Duchenne, G.-B. (Guillaume-Benjamin), 1806-1875.
Meryon, Edward, 1807-1880.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy -- History.
Muscular dystrophy -- History.
Muscular dystrophy -- Popular works.
Muscular dystrophy -- Research -- History.
Muscular Dystrophies -- history.
Author Emery, Marcia L. H.
Royal Society of Medicine Press