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Correspondence regarding the buccal smear examination at the 1970 Edinburgh Commonwealth Games

Date
6 Nov 1969-28 Nov 1969


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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.

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6 Nov 1969-28 Nov 1969

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7 pages

Biographical note

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.



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