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McGill Group in Medical Genetics Oral Histories Collection

  • CA OSLER P224
  • Collection
  • 2009-2011

The McGill Group in Medical Genetics Oral Histories Collection documents the history of the McGill Group in Medical Genetics, active 1972 to 2009, through fourteen oral histories with the group's members. The Collection contains transcripts in English and in French translation of oral history interviews conducted with the members of the McGill Group in Medical Genetics between 2009 and 2011. The oral history interviews were held in the course of a larger project conducted by a group of researchers at McGill's School of Social Studies of Medicine to document the history of the group and its role in the development of the field of medical genetics in Canada more broadly. These researchers included Christopher Canning, Andrea Tone, George Weisz, and Alberto Cambrosio. The project received guidance from David Rosenblatt and funding from the Canada Research Chair Program in the Social History of Medicine. The fourteen interviews document the members' individual biographies and careers, as well as the history and development of the McGill Group in Medical Genetics during a transformative period in the field of medical genetics. The interviews are available as transcripts, created by Christopher Canning. French translations of the transcripts were also created by McGIll's Translation Services and are also made available. The following individuals were interviewed as part of the oral histories project:

  1. F. Clarke Fraser, interviewed by Christopher Canning on November 3, 2009
  2. David Rosenblatt, interviewed by Christopher Canning on December 1, 2009
  3. Rima Rozen, interviewed by Andrew Hoffman on February 16, 2010
  4. Charles Scriver, interviewed by Andrew Hoffman on March 2, 2010
  5. Reynold Gold, interviewed by Christopher Canning on July 13, 2010
  6. Leonard Pinsky, interviewed by Christopher Canning on July 21, 2010
  7. Emil Skamene, interviewed by Christopher Canning on August 5, 2010
  8. Peter Hechtman, interviewed by Christopher Canning on September 30, 2010
  9. Eric Shoubridge, interviewed by Christopher Canning on October 8, 2010
  10. Mark Trifiro, interviewed by Christopher Canning on October 22, 2010
  11. Andrew Karaplis, interviewed by Christopher Canning on November 30, 2010
  12. Robert MacKenzie, interviewed by Christopher Canning on February 2, 2011
  13. Roy Gravel, interviewed by Christopher Canning on February 4, 2011
  14. H. Susie Tenenhouse, interviewed by Christopher Canning on February 8, 2011

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