E. J. H.
Elsewhere in this number of the ANNALS is a review of a book, weighty in mass and content, The Metabolic Basis of Inherited Disease.1 The conceptual view this new work exemplifies was first set forth in 1909 by Garrod in his little book, Inborn Errors of Metabolism.2 His work, with great implications for the future, received so little notice at the time that Garrison3 gave several pages in his History to Galton and Pearson, then eminent in human genetics, but he did not even mention Garrod's name.
The present vigor of medical genetics owes most to the brilliant use of
H. EJ. PROPOSITI, PHYSICIANS, AND PAPERS. Ann Intern Med. ;54:583–586. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-3-583
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