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

Date
6 Nov 1969-28 Nov 1969
Reference
UGC 188/8/1
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Papers of Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith, geneticist, Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Glasgow, Scotland
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Description

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.

Publication/Creation

6 Nov 1969-28 Nov 1969

Physical description

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.

Location of duplicates

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

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Open and available at Glasgow University Archive Services.

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