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2009 MARCH–APRIL No. 367
March 20, 2009 [posted]

Papers of Victor McKusick Added to Profiles in Science®

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A n extensive selection from the papers of physician Victor A. McKusick (1921-2008) have been added to the NLM Profiles in Science® Web site under the Biomedical Research section.

The Victor McKusick project is a collaboration with the Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives of The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the repository of his papers. With this addition, the number of prominent researchers, public health officials, and promoters of medical research whose personal and professional records are presented on Profiles has grown to twenty-eight.

"Dr. McKusick was the driving force that moved genetics into mainstream academic and clinical medicine; he established training and research programs, fostered gene mapping projects, and created the monumental reference resource, Mendelian Inheritance in Man. He truly was the founding father of medical genetics" said Donald A. B. Lindberg, M.D., director of the National Library of Medicine.

Papers of Victor McKusick Added to Profiles in Science®. NLM Tech Bull. 2009 Mar-Apr;(367):e5.

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