The definitive work on dysmorphology, this book covers most genetic syndromes that affect body structure. The new edition takes into account the explosion in molecular genetics, and a new chapter on the eye will be added. L. Stephan Levin, who died shortly after the third edition was published, has been replaced as co-author by Raoul Hennekam. The third edition sold 5420 copies.
Robert J. Gorlin is at University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. M. Michael Cohen is at Dalhousie University.
"This edition has been five years in the making and provides information that is current to June 2001, an astonishing task for a volume of this size...It brings in quantities of new molecular data and many new syndromes, all defined by a face that is unusual...those who count this book as part as their essential library will be pleased to see a very familiar layout with a continued dedication to excellent illustrations and comprehensive references...For those of you unfamiliar with this textbook, what a treat is in store."--Human Genetics
"An excellent production by the authors and publishers." --Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews
"This edition will maintain its place as an essential medical geneticists and all whose work involves abnormalities affecting the head and neck. The comprehensive index, excellent cross referencing, and suggestions for differential diagnosis will continue to prove invaluable to clinical practice in many disciplines. This book cannot be recommended too highly." -- Journal of Medical Genetics
"...all of you will recognize the value of this reference source and will cherish it."--Human Genet
"A standard of syndrome scholarship that will be hard to match. This statement is not made lightly as the field of medical genetics contains many important books but few classics...The Third Edition clearly belongs in the library of all medical genetics practitioners." -- American Journal of Medical Genetics