The preparation of a volume of worldwide research contributions can be a time- consuming task which is frequently more difficult than many other types of book. This particular venture was made easier by the assistance of many people. Therefore, we wish to acknowledge: the suggestions, academic support and direction of Dr. Kenneth M. Weiss, our American editor; the assistance of the staff of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Northern Iowa, particularly the generous and congenial efforts of Ms. Rosemarie Skaine and Mrs. Heidi Anderegg whose computer and deciphering skills may be legendary; the kind responses to our long-distance questions from Mr. Martin Scrivener of Kluwer Publications are much appreciated; finally, the efforts of Dr. Paul T. Baker and Dr. Ralph M. Garruto for their help in rounding out the final contents. NMD CCP FOREWORD Among the many techniques developed by nineteenth century anatomists for the study of human morphological structures the analysis of dermatoglyphics has proven to be one of the most useful and durable. The series of reports presented herein reflect the dynamism of the topic.
Such analyses provide a valuable tool for measuring the genetic relatedness of human populations and an inexpensive technique for alerting us to the degree of genetic involvement in the causes of many diseases.
Historical Notes on Dermatoglyphics: From Purkinje to Cummins.- Dermatoglyphics as Genetic Markers.- Dermatoglyphic Recording and Scoring Techniques.- Genetic and Developmental Dermatoglyphics.- Prenatal Communalities in Epidermal Ridge Development.- Variability and Asymmetry in Main Line Index among 20 Dhangar Castes of Maharashtra, India.- Developmental Aspects of Human Palmar, Plantar, and Digital Flexion Creases.- Dermatoglyphics and the Geschwind Hypothesis. I. Theoretical Background and Palmar Results of Dyslexia.- Dermatoglyphics and the Geschwind Hypothesis. II. Digital Results of Dyslexia and Developmental Implications.- Effect of Environmental Pollutants on Dermatoglyphics Patterns.- Clinical Dermatoglyphics.- Dermatoglyphics of Three Alzheimer Families.- Dermatoglyphics in Hungarian Schizophrenic Patients.- Dermatoglyphic Variations in Achondroplasia.- Dermatoglyphics in Syndromes with Hand Malformations.- Dermatoglyphics in the Pathology of Breast Cancer and Cervix Carcinoma.- Dermatoglyphics in Marfan Syndrome.- Anthropological Dermatoglyphics.- Dermatoglyphics and Population Distance.- Dermatoglyphics in the Eastern Adriatic - Possibilities and Dilemmas in the Study of Population Structure.- Dermatoglyphics of Eastern Slavs.- Dermatoglyphics of the Finno-Ugrians of Eurasia.- The Dermatoglyphics of Egyptian Nubians.- Dermatoglyphics of Turkic Peoples of the U.S.S.R..- Dermatoglyphics of Native Polynesians in the Cook Islands, and Their Biological Positioning Among South Pacific Populations.- Dermatoglyphics of the Isolated Kapingamarangese of Micronesia.- Pattern Intensities and Pattern Sizes on Palm and Sole of Chimpanzee: Description and Comparison with Humans.
Series: Studies in Human Biology
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 31st October 1990
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0
Weight (kg): 1.42