Medical genetics material

Scope and Content

Includes three 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 accomodation 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 Meducal Genetics at Cambridge.


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.

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