Original Repository: Alan Mason Chesney Medical Archives. Victor Almon McKusick Collection
Reproduced with permission of Anne B. McKusick.
The Bar Harbor Course and "McKusick's Catalog," 1960-1980
February 19, 1966
I am forever herewith the bill for the brochures for the August course.
I enjoyed very much discussing with Earl Green certain aspects of the course. Human genetics has certainly grown up and come
into its own since the course was conceived in 1959. Although we are, for this reason, less dependent on mammalian genetics
as represented by the Jackson staff. I would feel strongly that we should not give up a certain modest participation of mammalian
geneticists in the course. I also think that we must not give up the advantage that Bar Harbor has to offer for the course.
I am very much stimulated by the idea of an extensive graduate mammalian genetics at Bar Harbor aimed at persons who use the
mouse for elucidating principles of biology and those who use the mouse models for elucidating human disease. The idea of
alternating such a course with the medical genetics would be a good one, I think. I would urge that it be aimed at a comparable
audience, namely, university faculty and research institute staff persons, primarily. If you think that we medical people
can contribute to a modest extent, we would be much interested in doing so.
I have heard from Sawyer about housing possibilities. We still would like to keep in the running for a Woodlands cottage.
I will let you know, however, if we firm anything up with the Sawyers.