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The PKU paradox : a short history of a genetic disease / Diane B. Paul and Jeffrey P. Brosco.
- Paul, Diane B., 1946-
- , ©2013
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Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, , ©2013.
xxiv, 289 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
The discovery of PKU as a metabolic disorder -- PKU as a form of cognitive impairment -- Testing and treating newborns, 1950-1962 -- The campaign for mandated testing -- Sources of skepticism -- More paradigms for PKU -- Living with PKU -- The perplexing problem of maternal PKU -- Who should procreate? Perspectives on reproductive choice and responsibility in postwar America -- Newborn screening expands.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 223-282) and index.