McKusick, Victor

Abstract

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.

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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. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005692.pub2]