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Tag: Madge Thurlow Macklin

  • Madge Thurlow Macklin: medical genetics

    William Leeming Canada  Madge Thurlow Macklin Most histories on the subject say that the name “medical genetics” was coined in 1932 by Madge Thurlow Macklin.1 But as it so happens, the term first appears in a book by the English polymath Lancelot Hogben, Genetic Principles in Medicine and Social Science: “Whatever views one may entertain…