Garrod, Archibald Edward


1857–1936 British physician‐scientist whose work on human biochemical individuality, expressed as rare inherited diseases, linked the emerging disciplines of biochemistry and genetics in the 1910s.

Keywords: biochemistry; genetics; alkaptonuria; William Bateson; mendelian inheritance

Further Reading

Garrod AE (1909) Inborn Errors of Metabolism. London: Hodder and Stoughton.

Bearn AG (1993) Archibald Garrod and the Individuality of Man. Oxford: Clarendon.

Hopkins FG (1936–1938) Archibald Edward Garrod, 1857–1936. Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 2: 225–228.

Scriver CR and Childs B (eds) (1989) Garrod's Inborn Factors in Disease. New York: Oxford University Press. [including an annotated facsimile reprint of The Inborn Factors in Disease by Archibald Garrod]

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Power, Helen J(Aug 2001) Garrod, Archibald Edward. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0002802]