chapter  8
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Introduction

WithWerner Kalow

Attention to interethnic differences has become a major aspect of pharmacogenetics (1-9) stimulated by studies of drug response and toxicity in various human populations who differed in their response, even when taking usually well tolerated doses of some common therapeutic chemicals. The purpose of this chapter is to indicate essential elements of this broad topic, and to provide examples of some of its important aspects.