Correspondence regarding the buccal smear examination at the 1970 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games
- 6 Nov 1969-28 Nov 1969
- UGC 188/8/1
- Part of
- Papers of Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith, geneticist, Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Glasgow, Scotland
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
Includes correspondence between Ferguson-Smith and the Honorary Medical Officer of the British Olympic Federation discussing reasons for and against the use of buccal smear examinations as opposed to physical examinations in Olympic Games.
Ferguson-Smith was invited to undertake the buccal smear examinations of competitors for the Games but declined giving his scientific and sporting reasons for his unhappiness with the tests.