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The Science of Human PerfectionHow Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine$
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Nathaniel Comfort

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780300169911

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300169911.001.0001

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The Galton-Garrod Society

The Galton-Garrod Society

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(p.1) 1 The Galton-Garrod Society
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The Science of Human Perfection
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Nathaniel Comfort

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300169911.003.0001

This chapter discusses the history of the Galton-Garrod society, a journal club started by four researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in 1950. This journal club was an interdisciplinary one; as its four founders Victor McKusic, Abraham Lilenfeld, H. Bentley Glass, and Barton Childs came from different areas of medical disciplines. It explains that the subject that the journal club handles is that of the medical genetics, a rather exotic and sensitive theme. It notes that the Galton-Garrod society made the nucleation of the medical genetics study at Hopkins, making it the hub for the said field in years to come.

Keywords:   medical genetics, Galton-Garrod Society, Barton Childs, Victor McKusic, Abraham Lilenfeld, H. Bentley Glass, journal club

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