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Past Imperfect: How Tracing Your Family Medical History Can Save Your Life Paperback – February 1, 1999

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Family medical history may play a major role in determining genetic predisposition to a particular illness. A freelance writer specializing in health issues, Daus became interested in this topic when she noticed patterns of heart disease and cancer within her own family. Here she offers a step-by-step genealogical guide to tracing the family health tree. Included are numerous resources for fact finding and professional assistance. She also provides a glossary of terms and explanations of common genetic diseases. D.L. Nelson-Anderson and C.V. Waters's Genetic Connections: A Guide to Documenting Your Individual and Family Health History (LJ 7/95) covers similar ground. Suitable for all public libraries.ALeila Fernandez, Steacie Science Lib., York Univ., Toronto
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"Past Imperfect helps you short-circuit some of the deadly tricks your genes can play on you. Why wait until it's too late?" -- Mark Cromer, author of Health Care Handbook

"medical resources and professional guidance in genetic matters—offering important and relevant assistance to the researcher" -- National Genealogical Society Quarterly

This is a basic look at a complex subject that should concern everyone, not just genealogists. -- Ancestry
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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Santa Monica Press (February 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891661035
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891661037
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,413,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I purchased this book awhile ago and found it to be a useful tool for tracing serious health issues in my family, and understanding how they would impact future generations. It is written in a concise, and easy to comprehend style. The resources mentioned throughout, are extremely helpful, and I have recommended this book to many of my friends.
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Its okay, brings up some good points.
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