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Correspondence between Ferguson-Smith and Dr Elizabeth A Ferris on a proposed joint article on chromosomal abnormalities and the sex test of femininity

Date
9 Jan 1980-9 Mar 1981
Reference
UGC 188/8/3
Part of
Papers of Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith, geneticist, Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Glasgow, Scotland
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Description

Also includes correspondence between Dr Elizabeth A Ferris and Professor Arnold H Beckett (passed on to Ferguson-Smith) about her concerns over the use of the "femininity test" and the likelihood of errors in the results, and a detailed letter from Dr Eduoardo Hay, physician in Mexico with specialist knowledge of gender testing, on the use of the femininity test in Olympic games and the procedures involved.

Publication/Creation

9 Jan 1980-9 Mar 1981

Physical description

20 pages

Biographical note

Dr Elizabeth A Ferris was also critical of the buccal smear test. She was the Medical Officer of the Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain.

Location of duplicates

A digitised copy is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

Terms of use

Open and available at Glasgow University Archive Services.

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