Papers of Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith, correspondence from 1959-1961
- UGC 188/3/1
- Part of
- Papers of Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith, geneticist, Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Glasgow, Scotland
- Archives and manuscripts
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Includes correspondence between Ferguson-Smith and others covering 1957-1961 (although in his original arrangement this was labelled "1959-1961").
During this period Ferguson-Smith was based at the Moores Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. Much of the correspondence relates to invitations to visit colleagues in the USA, give lectures and attend seminars and conferences. Most correspondents are in the USA.
This series of letters "1959-1961" is organised into alphabetical order by the surname of the correspondent.. This follows Ferguson-Smith's original arrangement. The files described below are arranged into separate folders which contain loose pages of correspondence and related papers.
Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith (1931- ) is a celebrated geneticist whose work on gene mapping has shaped our understanding of human evolution. Ferguson-Smith graduated MB, ChB in 1955 and was appointed a lecturer in Medical Genetics at the University in 1961. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 1965 , a Reader in 1971, and Professor of Medical Genetics in 1973. He was also Honorary Consultant in Medical Paediatrics at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children from 1966 and in Clinical Genetics at Yorkhill and Associated Hospitals from 1973 to 1987. In 1987, Ferguson-Smith left Glasgow to become Professor of Pathology and Professorial Fellow at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. He was also Director of the Cambridge University Centre for Medical Genetics from 1989. For a complete biography see the Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith collection description.
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