Papers of Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith, medical genetics material
- UGC 188/2
- Part of
- Papers of Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith, geneticist, Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Glasgow, Scotland
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
Includes 3 separate record series: Research and reports, including material relating to research grants held by Ferguson-Smith, chiefly from the Medical Research Council; Correspondence and memoranda relating to the development of the field of medical genetics as an academic study and as clinical practice, including accommodation for Ferguson-Smith's department culminating in the opening of the Duncan Guthrie Institute of Medical Genetics in 1981; Development of medical genetics at Cambridge, including correspondence regarding the proposal for a Centre of Medical Genetics at Cambridge.
This description is part of the main Malcolm Andrew Ferguson-Smith collection which has been divided into the following sections, each with its own separate description:
A digitised copy is held by the Wellcome Library as part of Codebreakers: Makers of Modern Genetics. Items restricted in accordance with Data Protection legislation have not been digitised. Items not digitised may be viewed in the searchroom at Archive Services, University of Glasgow. Please visit the Glasgow University Archive Services website or see the complete catalogue for full details.
Chronological within record series. The files described below are arranged into separate folders which contain loose pages of correspondence and other papers, articles, reports, memos, photos and magazines.
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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