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Book Review
Victor McKusick and the History of Medical Genetics
  1. David S Rosenblatt
  1. Correspondence to Dr David S Rosenblatt, Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, 1205 avenue Docteur Penfield Room N5/13, Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 1B1; david.rosenblatt{at}

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Editors: K R Dronamraju and C A Francomano. Published by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012, ISBN: 978-1-4614-1676-0. (

This book is a tribute to the life of Victor McKusick, one of the giants in the fields of human and medical genetics. Dr McKusick has had genetic institutes named after him in Baltimore, Bologna and Beijing. He is considered among the founders of the field of medical genetics, both in the USA and in the rest of …

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