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
  • Archives and manuscripts
  • Online

About this work

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.

Terms of use

Open and available at Glasgow University Archive Services.

Location of duplicates

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

Where to find it

Location of original

The original material is held at Glasgow University Archive Services. This catalogue is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics.

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