Emery and Rimoin's Principles and Practice of Medical by David L. Rimoin, Reed E. Pyeritz and Bruce Korf (Eds.)

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Charlotte Auerbach discovers chemical mutagens in Edinburgh (not published until the end of the war). Nikolai Vavilov, leader of Russian genetics, dies in Soviet prison camp. First American genetic counseling clinic. Mutation first demonstrated in bacteria (Luria). CHAPTER 1 History of Medical Genetics 33 TA B L E 1 - 3 A Timeline for Human and Medical Genetics. org>). The Original Version First Appeared in Harper PS (2008): A Short History of Medical Genetics, OUP—cont’d 1944 1945 1946 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1963 1964 1965 Schrödinger’s book What Is Life?

O. ” Am. J. Hum. Genet. 1960, 12, 141. Jones, K. L. ; WB Saunders: Philadelphia, 1988. Beighton, P. The Man Behind the Syndrome; Springer Verlag: New York, 1986. McKusick, V. A. Human Genetics: The Last 35 Years, the Present, and the Future. Am. J. Hum. Genet. 1992, 50, 663–670. Ford, C. ; Hamerton, J. C. The Chromosomes of Man. Nature 1956, 178, 1020–1023. Antonarakis, S. ; McKusick, V. A. OMIM Passes the 1000-Disease-Gene Mark. Nat. Genet. 2000, 25, 11. Lyon, M. F. Gene Action in the X-Chromosome of the Mouse (Mus musculus).

3 Preserving the History of Medical Genetics The inevitable loss of the founders of Medical Genetics reminds us how much of its history we lose when they die. Not all of the key workers have such a keen historical sense as did Victor McKusick; many confine their writing to current scientific or clinical activities. The records of past discoveries, like old personal scientific records and correspondence, are often destroyed or lost, while increasingly, older workers continue with their research up to an advanced age and give less thought to documenting or reflecting on their past achievements.

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