Victor McKusick and the History of Medical Genetics

Editors: Dronamraju, Krishna R., Francomano, Clair A. (Eds.)

  • Associated with Dr. Victor A. McKusick who is well-known as the father of medical genetics
  • Offers comprehensive and authoritative reviews in medical genetics
  • Has potential use as a text at several levels, and appeals to all medical researchers and medical students
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About this book

This book is being planned as a tribute to Dr. Victor A. McKusick (1921-2008), who is well known as the “father of medical genetics”. He was long associated with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, first as a student in the 1940s, and later as a faculty member, becoming the Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins. He was a co-founder of GENOMICS and founder and lifelong editor of Mendelian Inheritance in Man, a massive compendium of human syndromes and genetic variants. Dr. McKusick made distinguished contributions to all branches of medical genetics. He was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and many other academies in the world. He was awarded the National Medal of Science in 2002. He received many other honors including several honorary doctorates. 

The proposed book will reflect all the fields touched upon by Dr. McKusick’s contributions. It will be a valuable source of the latest progress in medical genetics. The contributors are internationally distinguished in their chosen specialties. Besides professional distinction, they are being selected because of their past association with Dr. McKusick, as former students or colleagues who extended his research in some fashion.

The proposed book will reflect all the fields touched upon by Dr. McKusick’s contributions. It will be a valuable source of the latest progress in medical genetics. The contributors are internationally distinguished in their chosen specialties. Besides professional distinction, they are being selected because of their past association with Dr. McKusick, as former students or colleagues who extended his research in some fashion.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Victor McKusick

    Dronamraju, Krishna R.

    Pages 1-14

  • Family Life and Victor’s Meeting the Unexpected

    McKusick, Anne Bishop

    Pages 15-24

  • The McKusick Twins: A Personal Essay

    McKusick, Vincent L.

    Pages 25-33

  • Personal Recollections of Victor

    Dronamraju, Krishna R.

    Pages 35-38

  • Memories of Victor McKusick

    Long, Don M.

    Pages 39-40

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1677-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $199.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1676-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8770-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Victor McKusick and the History of Medical Genetics
Editors
  • Krishna R. Dronamraju
  • Clair A. Francomano
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-1677-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-1677-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1676-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8770-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 234
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