Brief Chronology

  • 1921 --Born in Parkman, Maine, October 21 (with identical twin Vincent)
  • 1940-43 --Attended Tufts University
  • 1943 --Entered Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSM), without undergraduate degree, as part of special war time policy
  • 1946 --Received MD from Johns Hopkins
  • 1946-47 --Internship at Osler Medical Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 1947-48 --Residency at Osler Medical Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 1947-51 --Assistant in Medicine, JHUSM
  • 1948-50 --Executive Chief, Cardiovascular Unit, Baltimore Marine Hospital
  • 1949 --Married Anne Bishop, a fellow JH physician
  • 1951-54 --Instructed in Medicine, JHUSM
  • 1954-56 --Assistant Professor of Medicine, JHUSM
  • 1956 --Published Heritable Disorders of Connective Tissue
  • 1956-60 --Associate Professor of Medicine, JHUSM
  • 1957-73 --Physician in Charge, Joseph Earle Moore Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Chief, Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine, JHUSM
  • 1958 --Published Cardiovascular Sound in Health and Medicine
  • 1960 --With John Fuller of Jackson Lab, organized and directed the first Short Course in Medical Genetics, held in Bar Harbor, Maine
  • 1960-2008 --Professor of Medicine, JHUSM
  • 1962 --Began population studies with Amish
  • 1966 --Published first edition of Mendelian Inheritance in Man
  • 1970 --Elected honorary Life Member of Little People of America
  • 1973 --Elected to National Academy of Sciences
  • 1973-85 --Chairman, Department of Medicine, and Physician in Chief, Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • 1977 --Received Gairdner International Award
  • 1980 --Founding member, American Board of Medical Genetics
  • 1985-2008 --University Professor of Medical Genetics
  • 1986-88 --Member, National Academy of Science Committee on Mapping and Sequencing the Human Genome
  • 1987 --Online Mendelian Inhertiance in Man became available, through a collaboration between the National Library of Medicine and the Willian H. Welch Library at JHUSM
  • 1988-90 --Founder president of the Human Genome Organziation (HUGO)
  • 1990-92 --Chairman, National Academy of Sciences Committee on DNA Technology in Forensic Science
  • 1997 --Received Lasker Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science
  • 2002 --Received National Medal of Science
  • 2008 --Received Japan Prize in Medical Genomics and Genetics
  • 2008 --Died in Baltimore, Maryland, July 22