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Harper, Peter S.

Overview
Works: 54 works in 337 publications in 3 languages and 7,110 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: RB155, 616.042
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Most widely held works about Peter S Harper
 
Most widely held works by Peter S Harper
A short history of medical genetics by Peter S Harper( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book traces the development of genetics in medicine from the first descriptions of inherited diseases more than 300 years ago to the new applications resulting from mapping and sequencing the human genome. It follows both the scientific and the medical advances, focusing especially on those of the past 50 years, which have seen the field of medical genetics emerge as one of the foremost and most rapidly changing medical specialties, now influencing the whole of medicine. It also examines the ethical challenges faced by those working in the field, and describes some of the past disasters that have resulted from these being ignored, notably the abuses of eugenics and the catastrophic destruction of genetics in Soviet Russia. This is the first book of its kind; it is clearly and simply written, and will be valuable to all those who have an interest or concern in the development of medical genetics, as well as those actually working in the field. Historians and social scientists will likewise find this book an important foundation for future detailed studies, which are urgently needed."--Jacket
Practical genetic counselling by Peter S Harper( Book )

103 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the basic principles and approaches to counselling and the methods available for the prevention of genetic disorders. Discusses genetic risks in a range of disorders, and assesses the impact of advances in the field on society. Congenital malformations and dysmorphology are considered
Huntington's disease( )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover both neurological and psychiatric aspects as well as new developments in therapy. This book will continue to provide an invaluable source of information for clinicians and scientists involved with Huntington's Disease, including geneticists, psychiatrists, neurologists and basic scientists in genetics and neurobiology
Myotonic dystrophy by Peter S Harper( Book )

42 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myotonic dystrophy is part of the group of muscular dystrophies. It is the commonest inherited muscular dystrophy and has a profound effect on individuals who are diagnosed with the disease and their families. It is present for many decades of a patient's life but, unlike the other dystrophies, it also affects the organs in the body, making this a very distinctive disorder, and a very troubling one for those close to it. When the first edition of Myotonic Dystropy: The Facts published in 2002, it was widely appreciated by families, support groups, professionals and reviewers for its simple and
History of human genetics : aspects of its development and global perspectives( )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and German and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a unique overview of exciting discoveries and surprising developments in human genetics over the last 50 years. The individual contributions, based on seven international workshops on the history of human genetics, cover a diverse range of topics, including the early years of the discipline, gene mapping and diagnostics. The value of genetic counseling as an important subfield of medical genetics is also discussed
Huntington's disease by Peter S Harper( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmarks in medical genetics : Classic papers with commentaries by Peter S Harper( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances in genetics over the past 50 years have been dramatically changed the understanding and management of inherited disorders, and are beginning to have a major impact on the practice of medicine overall. The rapidity of these advances means that clinicians and scientists in the field are often unfamiliar with the key research that has led to many developments that now are accepted and familiar. Few have time to search or the original papers, which are scattered and often difficult to obtain. This collection has been edited mainly for medical geneticists and genetics researchers who wish
Genetic and population studies in Wales( )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myotonic dystrophy--the facts : a book for patients and families by Peter S Harper( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prenatal testing for late-onset neurogenetic diseases by G Evers-Kiebooms( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the biological, moral and legal issues which arising prenatal testing of late onset neurogenetic disease. The contributors focus specifically on Huntington's Disease, which is used as a model for other late onset neurogenetic diseases. The ethical and legal aspects of prenatal testing and preimplantation genetic diagnosis are discussed with reference to case histories. This volume will provide valuable insights for all those involved in dealing with these challenging issues
Genetics, society, and clinical practice by Peter S Harper( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glutamine repeats and neurodegenerative diseases : molecular aspects by Royal Society (Great Britain)( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First years of human chromosomes : the beginnings of human cytogenetics by Peter S Harper( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD contains ... "excerpts from longer recordings forming part of a series of interviews with early workers in human and medical genetics[, recorded] between 2003 and 2005"--Page [177]
The evolution of medical genetics : a British perspective by Peter S Harper( )

5 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This informative new book presents an accessible account of the development of medical genetics over the past 70 years, one of the most important areas of 20th, and now 21st, century science and medicine. Based largely on the author's personal involvement and career as a leader in the field over the last half century, both in the UK and internationally, it also draws on his interest and involvement in documenting the history of medical genetics. Underpinning the content is a unique series of 100 recorded interviews undertaken by the author with key older workers in the field, the majority British, which has provided invaluable information going back to the very beginnings of human and medical genetics. Focusing principally on medically relevant areas of genetics rather than the underlying basic science and technological aspects, the book offers a fascinating insight for those working and training in the field of clinical or laboratory aspects of medical genetics and allied areas; it will also be of interest to historians of science and medicine and to workers in the social sciences who are increasingly attracted by the social and ethical challenges posed by modern medical genetics"--
Myotonic dystrophy : present management, future therapy( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinical genetics in Britain : origins and development : the transcript of a Witness Seminar held by the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, London, on 23 September 2008 by Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinical genetics services into the 21st century : a report from the Clinical Genetics Committee of the Royal College of Physicians by Peter S Harper( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advanced medicine( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical genetic counselling 7th edition by Peter S Harper( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Praktische humangenetische Beratung by Peter S Harper( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Practical genetic counsellingHuntington's diseaseMyotonic dystrophyLandmarks in medical genetics : Classic papers with commentariesMyotonic dystrophy--the facts : a book for patients and familiesPrenatal testing for late-onset neurogenetic diseasesGenetics, society, and clinical practiceGlutamine repeats and neurodegenerative diseases : molecular aspects
Alternative Names
Harper, P.S.

Harper, P. S. 1939-

Harper, P. S. (Peter S.)

Harper, Peter.

Harper, Peter 1939-

Harper, Peter (Peter S.)

Harper, Peter S.

Peter Harper Brits klinische genetica

Peter S. Harper britischer Genetiker

بيتر هاربر

پیتر هارپر

하퍼, 피터 1939-

ハーパー, ピーター

Languages
English (255)

German (10)

Japanese (5)