McKusick, Victor


Victor McKusick (1921–2008) was one of the leading founders of the discipline of medical genetics during the second half of the twentieth century.

Keywords: medical genetics; genetic nosology; linkage; genome

Figure 1.

Victor A. McKusick in 1990 at the time of his receipt of the Kober Medal, The Association of American Physicians. Photograph kindly provided by Victor McKusick.


Further Reading

McKusick VA (1975) Presidential address: the growth and development of human genetics as a clinical discipline. American Journal of Human Genetics 27: 261–273.

McKusick VA (1986) The morbid anatomy of the human genome: a review of gene mapping in clinical medicine. Medicine 65: 1–33; 1987, 66: 1–63; 1988, 67: 1–19.

McKusick VA (1989) Forty years of medical genetics. JAMA 261: 3155–3158.

McKusick VA (2006) A 60‐year tale of spots, maps, and genes. Annual Review of Genomics and Human Genetics 7: 1–27.

Weatherall DJ (1990) Presentation of the Korber Medal to Victor A McKusick. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians 103: cxxii–cxl.

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Weatherall, David(Dec 2008) McKusick, Victor. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005692.pub2]