In my review, I complained a bit about Zimmer being prolix. Here is an example. In Chapter 4, “Atta Girl” , if you strip out the human-interest anecdotes, he’s saying
“Mendelian diseases exist and can be serious. They’re usually recessive. Sometimes we can do something for the kids, but generally not. PKU is bad. ” 24 words: Zimmer takes about 11,000.